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111. Comparing School-Level Efforts To Address Sexual-Risk Behavior And Behaviors of Students In Texas Alternative High Schools

01 Feb 2019

Alternative high schools (AHSs) serve a stigmatized population of at-risk students who engage in higher levels of sexual risk-taking than their peers in mainstream high schools. Evidence supports access to sexual/reproductive health services and providing effective comprehensive sex education and in reducing the incidence of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among the general adolescent population. No known studies have examined sex education and sexual/reproductive health services provided in the AHS setting, and there are few existing sources of public health surveillance data to inform our understanding of how AHSs address sexual/reproductive health among this vulnerable population at high risk for unintended pregnancy and STIs.

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