Interim Impacts of the Gender Matters Program
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health
- Gender Matters was successful in increasing youth exposure to information on reproductive health, pregnancy and STI prevention, birth control, and relationship topics measured six months after study enrollment.
- We found some evidence of short-term effects of Gender Matters on youth knowledge and attitudes.
- These short-term effects did not result in reduced rates of sexual activity or unprotected sex six months after study enrollment, or in changes in attitudes toward pregnancy, intentions toward sexual risk behaviors, or gender role beliefs.
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