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Heritage Keepers Abstinence Education

Study Findings

Evidence by Outcome Domain and Study

Citation Sexual Activity Number of Sexual Partners Contraceptive Use STIs or HIV Pregnancy

Weed et al. 2005

n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.

Weed et al. 2011

Uniformly positive impacts across the outcomes examined in this domain
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Detailed Findings

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Weed et al. 2005

This quasi-experimental study received a low rating because it did not establish baseline equivalence for the final analysis sample.

Weed et al. 2011

This study used a quasi-experimental design involving South Carolina middle school and high school students. The study compared 1,828 students from 34 schools that implemented the Heritage Keepers Abstinence Education program with 387 students from seven schools that did not implement the program. Surveys were administered immediately before and after the program and again a year after the program had ended.

The study found that a year after the program had ended, students in the schools that implemented the program were less likely to report having ever had sex than students in the schools that did not offer the program. The study also examined program on measures of recent sexual activity and number of sexual partners. Findings for these outcomes were not considered for the review because they did not meet the review evidence standards. Specifically, findings for these outcomes did not statistically adjust for behaviors measured at baseline.

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Notes

Some study entries may include more than one citation because each citation examines a different follow-up period from the same study sample, or because each citation examines a different set of outcome measures on the same study sample. A blank cell indicates the study did not examine any outcome measures within the particular outcome domain or the findings for the outcome measures within that domain did not meet the review evidence standards.

Information on evidence of effectiveness is available only for studies that received a high or moderate rating. Read the description of the review process for more information on how these programs are identified.

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