Journal Article

Education and sexually transmitted infections among Malawian adolescents / Niveau d’instruction et infections sexuellement transmissibles chez les adolescent(e)s au Malawi

Barbara S. Mensch, Monica Grant and Erica Soler-Hampejsek estimate the effect of enrolment, grade attainment, and skills on herpes and HIV among Malawian adolescents. Grade attained is significantly associated with lower rates of both sexually transmitted infections among girls, and negatively associated with herpes among boys. Encouraging grade progression in high-prevalence settings could reduce or postpone acquisition of STIs.