Shrier, L. A., Ancheta, R., Goodman, E., Chiou, V. M., Lyden, M. R., & Emans, S. J. (2001). Randomized controlled trial of a safer sex intervention for high-risk adolescent girls. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 155(1), 73-79.

Program Evaluated Safer Sex Intervention (SSI)
Evidence of Effectiveness Yes
Study Rating and Explanation ModerateRandom assignment study with high attrition that that did not meet the criteria for a high rating but met all criteria for a moderate rating; findings show a positive, statistically significant impact for at least one behavioral outcome
Review Date April 2010

Program Information

Program Type

Program Type is Clinic-based Clinic-based
Sexuality education
Programs for special populations
Youth development

Program Length

Program Length is Fewer than 10 sessions Fewer than 10 sessions
10 to 20 sessions
More than 20 sessions

Evaluation Setting

After school/community-based
Evaluation Setting is Health clinic Health clinic
Elementary school
Middle school
High school
Multiple settings
Specialized setting

Study Sample

Average Age Group

13 or younger
Average Age Group is 14 to 17 14 to 17
18 or 19

Majority Racial/Ethnic Group

Majority Racial/Ethnic Group is African American African American


Both genders
Gender is Female only Female only
Male only

Research Design

Assignment Method Randomized controlled trial
Sample Size 123
Number of Follow-Ups 4
Length of Last Follow-Up 1

Study Findings

Sexual Initiation/Abstinence Not measured
Recent Sexual Activity Not measured
Number of Sexual Partners +
Frequency of Sexual Activity Not measured
Contraceptive Use and/or Consistency 0
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or HIV Not measured
Pregnancy or Birth Not measured