Abstinence Education Effective in Africa

Testimony of Edward C. Green, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies Before the African subcommittee U.S. Senate, May 19, 2003.

Thank you, Senator Alexander and distinguished members of the Africa subcommittee. I am an anthropologist working at the Harvard School of Public Health. For most of my professional career, I have worked in less developed countries as a behavioral science researcher and as a designer and evaluator of public health programs. I have worked extensively in Africa and other resource-poor parts of the world. A good deal of my work has focused on reproductive health, some of this including the social marketing of contraceptives…