The Long-Term Effects of a Peer-Led Sex Education Programme (RIPPLE): A Cluster Randomised Trial in Schools in England

@article{Stephenson2008TheLE,
  title={The Long-Term Effects of a Peer-Led Sex Education Programme (RIPPLE): A Cluster Randomised Trial in Schools in England},
  author={Judith M. Stephenson and Vicki J Strange and Elizabeth E Allen and Andrew J Copas and Anne M Johnson and Chris Bonell and Abdel G. Babiker and Ann Oakley},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={5},
  pages={4 - 6}
}
BACKGROUND Peer-led sex education is widely believed to be an effective approach to reducing unsafe sex among young people, but reliable evidence from long-term studies is lacking. To assess the effectiveness of one form of school-based peer-led sex education in reducing unintended teenage pregnancy, we did a cluster (school) randomised trial with 7 y of follow-up. METHODS AND FINDINGS Twenty-seven representative schools in England, with over 9,000 pupils aged 13-14 y at baseline, took part… CONTINUE READING
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