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Safer Sex Intervention (SSI)

Program Overview


Lydia A. Shrier, M.D., M.P.H.


Program Summary

Safer Sex Intervention (SSI) is an individual intervention intended to reduce STIs and improve condom use among female adolescents and young adults at high-risk for contracting an STI. The program is delivered one-on-one through a 30- to 50-minute session with a health educator, with three 10- to 30-minute follow-up sessions over the following six months.


Target Population

The program was designed for sexually active females ages 12 to 23 who have been diagnosed with an STI. It was evaluated with sexually active African American females who were 14 to 19 years old, and sought treatment for STIs at an adolescent health clinic.


Program Setting

The program is designed for and was tested in health clinics.


Contact and Availability Information

For curriculum, materials, and pricing information, please contact:

Sociometrics Corporation
1580 W. El Camino Real, Suite 8
Mountain View, CA 94040
Ph: 650-949-3282

For training and support, please contact:

Dr. Lydia Shrier
Boston Children's Hospital
333 Longwood Avenue, 5th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Ph:  617-355-8306

Sample of curriculum available for review prior to purchase: No

Adaptation guidelines or kit available: Yes

Languages available: English