The Policy & Research Group (2015b). Evaluation of Safer Sex Intervention in New Orleans, LA: Findings from the Replication of an Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. New Orleans, LA: Jenner, E., Walsh, S., Jenner, L. W., Demby, H., & Gregory, A.

Program Evaluated Safer Sex Intervention (SSI)
Evidence of Effectiveness No
Study Rating and Explanation HighRandom assignment study that met all criteria for a high rating; findings show no positive, statistically significant impact on a relevant behavioral outcome measure for either the full sample or key subgroups
Review Date December 2016

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 319
Number of Follow-Ups 1
Length of Last Follow-Up 6

Study Findings

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