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Daily Maverick: Comprehensive Sexuality Education Programs and HIV Prevention in South Africa

The Daily Maverick examined what it will take to end the HIV epidemic among adolescent girls in South Africa, and cited Population Council research about the effectiveness of comprehensive sexuality programs.  

“The impact of these programmes on curbing HIV transmission is impressive. A recent Population Council review of sexuality education programmes worldwide found that programmes that addressed gender and power were five times more effective at reducing HIV infection and unwanted pregnancy in young girls than programmes that did not. So why is the current national Life Orientation curriculum silent on these crucial topics, while investment in teacher training and support lags?”

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