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Adapting an Evidence-Based Curriculum in a Rural Setting: The Longer-Term Impacts of Reducing the Risk in Kentucky
- The adapted version of Reducing the Risk led to a sustained increase in students’ knowledge of contraception and sexually transmitted infections after two years, and a longer-term impact on sexual risk behavior had emerged for one subgroup of students.
- Relative to the standard school curriculum, the adapted version of Reducing the Risk did not change the likelihood of students’ having sex or having sex without a condom in the three months before the two-year follow-up survey for the overall sample.
- The program did, however, reduce the likelihood of having sex without a condom in the three months before the two-year follow-up survey for the smaller sample of students who were already sexually active before study enrollment.
- For the overall sample, the program increased students’ knowledge of contraception and sexually transmitted infections relative to the standard school curriculum.
Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families