Table 59.3Effectiveness of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs, LMICs

Number of programs showing significant impact/Total number of programs studied
Impact on key behaviors
Type of program Number of studiesa Improved knowledge and attitudes Delayed sex Reduced number of partners Increased contraceptive use Increased service use Improved at least one behavior
All programs4033/366/176/1018/234/923/30
Mass media65/61/42/35/51/25/5
 Youth development(1)1/11/11/11/1
 Peer education(3)3/31/13/33/3
Health facility42/20/12/32/4
 Youth-friendly services(3)1/12/32/3
 Youth center(1)1/10/10/1

Sources: Multicomponent program: AMREF, LSHTM, and NIMR 2003; all other programs: FOCUS on Young Adults 2001.

— = not available.

a. Numbers of studies in parentheses are subsets.

From: Chapter 59, Adolescent Health Programs

Cover of Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries
Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries. 2nd edition.
Jamison DT, Breman JG, Measham AR, et al., editors.
Washington (DC): World Bank; 2006.
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