Educational or Curriculum

The Go Grrrls Program

Initiative Description: The Go Grrrls program is a gender-specific curriculum developed for early adolescent females. The program was revised to include gender-specific content that included sexual risk reduction material. The eight sessions included Girls’ Issues in Today’s Society; Being a Girl and Understanding Our Bodies; Positive Self-Image; Friendship, Dating, and the Importance of Being Assertive; Making Tough Choices; Talking About Touch; Let’s Talk About Sex: STDs and Contraception; and Visions for a Strong Future. A single female facilitator delivered sessions in a group setting in 2-hour sessions over the course of 8 weeks.

Study Results: Increased self-efficacy to use condoms and reduce risk behaviors.

Reference: LeCroy, C. W., McCullough Cosgrove, J., Cotter, K., & Fordney, M. (2018). Go Grrrls : A randomized controlled trial of a gender-specific intervention to reduce sexual risk factors in middle school females. Health Education & Behavior, 45(2), 286–294.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good