Do Teenagers Respond to HIV Risk Information? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya

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Western Kenya
Date: 
1 January 2011
Summary: 

We use a randomized experiment to test whether and what information changes teenagers’ sexual behavior in Kenya. Providing information on the relative risk of HIV infection by partner’s age led to a 28 percent decrease in teen pregnancy, an objective proxy for the incidence of unprotected sex.

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Paper
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Research
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