The program archive on sexuality, health & adolescence: promising "prevention programs in a box"

Fam Plann Perspect. Sep-Oct 1996;28(5):210-20.


The Program Archive on Sexuality, Health & Adolescence (PASHA) identifies programs aimed at preventing pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases among teenagers, and makes materials from interventions with demonstrated effectiveness available to practitioners around the country. With the assistance of a panel of experts, PASHA has identified an initial group of 15 pregnancy prevention and 15 sexually transmitted disease prevention programs for inclusion in its collection; to date, 24 programs have accepted PASHA's invitation to participate. Once a program agrees to participate, PASHA packages all materials required to replicate or adapt the intervention, along with a user's guide, two evaluation instruments and a directory guiding users to sources of assistance. As additional effective programs are identified and agree to submit their materials for archiving and distribution, they will be added to the collection.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Medicine / statistics & numerical data*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy in Adolescence / statistics & numerical data*
  • Primary Prevention / statistics & numerical data*
  • Program Evaluation
  • Risk-Taking
  • Sexuality*
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / prevention & control*
  • United States