ETR Associates' Dr. Douglas Kirby Presents at United Nations
On July 22, 2011, ETR Associates' Dr. Douglas Kirby gave a presentation at the United Nations building in New York to the United Nations Population Division during a two-day meeting titled "United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Adolescents, Youth and Development." Dr Kirby's presentation focused on the impact education and access to education has on young people's sexual behavior. Dr. Kirby and other presenters also wrote developed papers for the United Nations designed to assist them in formulating future recommendations for the UN Population Division.
About Dr. Douglas Kirby
For more than 30 years, Douglas Kirby, PhD, has directed statewide and nationwide studies of adolescent sexual behavior, abstinence programs, sexuality and STD/HIV education programs, school-based clinics, school condom-availability programs and youth development programs. He co-authored research on ETR Associates' Reducing the Risk, Safer Choices, Draw the Line and All4You! curricula. All of these programs significantly reduced unprotected sex by delaying sex, reducing the number of partners, increasing condom use or increasing contraceptive use. His summaries of the effects of programs in the United States and around the world have been published by international organizations such as UNESCO and the World Health Organization. He has also conducted research in Uganda on factors that have led to the reduction of HIV transmission in that country, and done work in Tanzania, Swaziland and South Africa.
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