Program Efficacy

A lot of research has been done to determine what works when it comes to helping young people adopt protective behaviors such as delaying sexual behavior or using condoms and contraception. This section provides information on the research that has been done on programs designed to educate young people about sexuality, prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and avoid unintended pregnancy. The research included on this page shows that comprehensive sexuality education works while abstinence-only-until-marriage program have never been proven effective.

This section is divided into four parts comprehensive education about sexuality, abstinence-only-until-marriage programs, what young people are learning, additional evaluation resources, and Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Statistics and Programs.