Examining the potential of comprehensive sexuality education for intimate partner violence prevention among young people in Mexico CityPeer-Reviewed Publications

Research project conducted by: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM); Fundación Mexicana para la Planeación Familiar (Mexfam); International Planned Parenthood/Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR)

Co-principal investigators:

Shelly Makleff, MPH, PhD Candidate, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Professor Cicely Marston, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Funding provided through the SVRI WBG Development Marketplace Award 2019 and by IPPF/WHR through a private donation from Mr. Stanley Eisenberg.

Peer-reviewed publications

Makleff S, Billowitz M, Garduño J, Cruz M, Silva Marquez VI, Marston C. "Applying a social complex adaptive systems approach when evaluating implementation of a school-based intervention for intimate partner violence prevention: A case study in Mexico." Health Policy and Planning (2020). https://doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czaa067

Health Policy and Planning podcast discussing the article.

Makleff S, Garduño J, Zavala RI, Barindelli F, Valades J, Billowitz M, Silva Márquez VI, Marston C. "Preventing intimate partner violence among young people – a qualitative study examining the role of comprehensive sexuality education." Sexuality Research and Social Policy (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13178-019-00389-x

Briefing papers and policy briefs

Series of three policy briefs (English and Spanish) on IPPF/WHR website.

Briefing paper: "Preventing intimate partner violence among young people– The role of comprehensive sexuality education." Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms (ALIGN) (2019). 


Comprehensive Sexuality Education to prevent intimate partner violence among adolescents and youth (2020).

Can sexuality education can help prevent partner violence? (2019).

Qualitative data shows how sexuality education can address social norms (2019).


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