Journal article

Impact of a theoretically based sex education programme (SHARE) delivered by teachers on NHS registered conceptions and terminations: final results of cluster randomised trial

M Henderson, D Wight, GM Raab, C Abraham, A Parkes, S Scott, G Hart

BMJ | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of a theoretically based sex education programme (SHARE) delivered by teachers compared with conventional education in terms of conceptions and terminations registered by the NHS. DESIGN: Follow-up of cluster randomised trial 4.5 years after intervention. SETTING: NHS records of women who had attended 25 secondary schools in east Scotland. PARTICIPANTS: 4196 women (99.5% of those eligible). INTERVENTION: SHARE programme (intervention group) v existing sex education (control group). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: NHS recorded conceptions and terminations for the achieved sample linked at age 20. RESULTS: In an "intention to treat" analysis there were no significant diff..

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