Education programs for Indigenous Australians about sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses (2013)

Research and reports
As a group, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience higher rates of sexually transmitted infections, blood-borne viruses, and teen pregnancy than non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. This resource sheet examines evidence on the effectiveness of sexual health education programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It outlines what works, what doesn't, and what further research is needed. Information is provided on: the prevalence of notifiable sexually transmissible infections; types of sexual health education programs; facilitators and barriers; and increasing the evidence base.