Educational or Curriculum

Reducing the Risk Curriculum

Initiative Description: Reducing the Risk curriculum. The RTR curriculum explicitly emphasizes that students should avoid unprotected sex. The curriculum also seeks to ensure some parent-child discussion.

Study Results: The program significantly increased participant knowledge and parent-child communication about abstinence and contraception.

Reference: Kirby, D., Barth, R. P., Leland, N., & Fetro, J. V. (1991). Reducing the risk: Impact of a new curriculum on sexual risk-taking. Family Planning Perspectives, 23(6), 253.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good