Interventions to improve the sexual and reproductive health of young people: a systematic review of reviews

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In 2016, Family Planning Victoria commissioned Burnet Institute to conduct a systematic review of reviews, to assess the evidence on existing sexual health interventions targeted at young people aged 10-24 years.

The purpose of the report is to provide a strong evidence base about effective interventions to inform the work of health promotion practitioners across different sectors, including primary health, education, and government.

The systematic review found that successful interventions commonly outlined the following features:

  • Longer-term and repeated interventions (not single-session);
  • Multi-setting (schools, health services, community) and multi-level (e.g. individual, group, structural) interventions;
  • Interventions involving parents;
  • Culturally, gender and age appropriate/sensitive interventions;
  • Interventions incorporating skills building; and
  • Multicomponent interventions (e.g. education plus skills building plus condom promotion).

Download the full report: Interventions to improve the sexual and reproductive health of young people: a systematic review of reviews (PDF 1.7MB)

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