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. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198117715667
Level of Evidence: Very Good