Gender-focused HIV and Pregnancy Prevention for School-going Adolescents: The Mpondombili Pilot Intervention in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Publish Year
Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services
Author Name
Harrison A., Hoffman S., Mantell J.E., Smit J.A., Cheng-Shiun L., Exner T.M., Stein Z.A.

In KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa the prevalence of HIV is disproportionately high for young women (ages 15-24). A 15-session classroom based program was developed by the Department of Education to teach adolescent boys and girls (ages 14-17) about HIV and pregnancy prevention using gender-transformative curriculum. This evaluation looks at changes in condom use, partner communication, gender beliefs, and efficacy to refuse unsafe sex pre and post intervention.