Sexual Health Education
Pono Choices: A Culturally Responsive Teen Pregnancy and STI Prevention Programs
The Pono Choices curriculum is funded through a federal Office of Adolescent Health grant
awarded to the University of Hawaii (UH) at Manoa Center on Disability Studies. The
overarching goal of Pono Choices will be to reduce the number of teenage pregnancies and
incidences of sexually transmitted infections (STIs); increase positive bonding in the school and
community; increase sense of self-identity and self-efficacy; and improve expectations for the
future. The project was designed to develop, implement, and study the impact of a first-of-its-kind
teen pregnancy and STI prevention curriculum developed exclusively for youth in Hawaii.
Please see the attached PDF for community resources for Sexual Health and Wellness.