What do practitioners think the sport programme should contribute in terms of improved SRHR for adolescent girls? For most organisations it is difficult to measure an actual change in the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, STIs, pregnancy, unsafe abortions, stigma and sexual violence as a result of their SRHR education or sport. However, clear health goals can give direction and a framework for the intervention. Generally, the aim of sport programmes addressing SRHR is to reduce adolescent girls vulnerability, to empower them, and to promote their health and rights.
Some examples of goals for sport and SRHR education are:
- Decrease new HIV infections
- Prevent the development of AIDS among people living with HIV
- Increase gender equity
- Decrease the prevalence of GBV, sexual harassment and abuse
- Decrease new STI infections
- Decrease unintended pregnancy
- Decrease the prevalence of unsafe abortions
- Decrease discrimination and stigma related to HIV, sexual orientation, gender
- Increase testing and uptake of health services137
Sport programmes combined with SRHR life skills education differs from HIV/AIDS prevention or pregnancy prevention because it links all the health problems related to sexuality and reproduction that adolescent girls could face, rather than focusing on isolated issues.