Research uses video games in sex ed class

July 9, 2009 9:58:23 AM PDT
A unique program that combines video games with learning appears to be helping protect teens from sexually transmitted diseases. Researchers at the University of Texas School of Public Health developed a series of online games to help prevent teen pregnancy and STDs.

The games work like regular video games, but they're also packed with useful information aimed specifically at middle schoolers.

Teens say it's an effective way to reach them.

A study shows the program has been effective -- delaying sexual initiation up to two years. And it's proven to be especially effective with girls.