Sex education to improve sexual health outcomes for Latinx teens

June 17, 2020

The type and depth of sex education can vary, depending on the form (e.g., comprehensive vs. abstinence only), and other societal and cultural influences. For many teenagers, including Latinx, this could lead to negative sexual health outcomes.

A new meta-analysis in Pediatrics looked at the influences that a number of interventions had on that risk. Each study included a sample of Latinx teenagers, behavioral outcome(s) and an experimental or quasi-experimental design to evaluate sexual health interventions.

Such interventions, according to the study, led to small but significant improvement in safer sexual behavior among Latinx teenagers.

Visit Contemporary Pediatrics for an in-depth look at this analysis and its significant findings.