In May 2020, the Journal of Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters published our systematic review titled: A systematic review of the evidence on peer education programmes for promoting the sexual and reproductive health of young people in India:
The key messages of our review are that both the content and the delivery of peer education on sexual and reproductive health directed at young people in India vary greatly; there is little attention to quality in designing and delivering peer education; and the outcomes of peer education initiatives are mixed.
We have included a distillation of findings from studies and evaluations around the world whose findings are consistent with the findings of our review in India. Despite, the limited effects of behaviour relative to knowledge, we believe that peer education has a place in an overall strategy to improve the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and young people, but there urgently needs to be a dialogue on which outcomes it could reasonably be expected to contribute to and the conditions under which this could best be achieved
We have put together the key messages of the paper in the attached slide set. We invite you to read, share and discuss the paper and the slide set.
Mariam Siddiqui, Ishu Kataria, Katherine Watson & Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli (2020) A systematic review of the evidence on peer education programmes for promoting the sexual and reproductive health of young people in India.
Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, 28:1, 1741494. https://doi.org/10.1080/26410397.2020.1741494