Peer Education: A Viable Approach for Reaching Youth
This brief focuses on the following points:
- Peer education can be an effective way to improve youth reproductive and sexual health outcomes (unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and HIV).
- Greater exposure and improved outcomes are associated with the quality of peer education programs.
- Programs should ensure high quality by emphasizing adequate training, retention efforts, monitoring and evaluation, curriculum/structure, and meaningful youth involvement.