Pono Choices: A Culturally Responsive Teen Pregnancy and STI Prevention Program is a culturally responsive sexual health education program designed to provide young adolescents with the knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and skills necessary to reduce their risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancy. Youth are introduced to Hawaiian cultural terms and practices that stress positive character development and making pono choices. Pono Choices is an inclusive curriculum that provides both same sex and different sex examples.

Developed under a federal Office of Adolescent Health grant award, Pono Choices:

  1. Is a national Maternal Child Health best practice.
  2. Has been reviewed by the federal Office of Adolescent Health for medical accuracy.