Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: Multidimensional Canadian sex education program was evaluated using 240 Grade Nine students. The intervention was offered by representatives from various community groups and involved instructional classes on anatomy/physiology of the reproductive system and sexually transmitted infections, a video and group discussion on healthy relationships, a form of ‘peer education’ and discussion on teen pregnancy and HIV/AIDS, as well as a parent workshop and newsletter on teen sexuality.

Study Results: Improved knowledge, sex‐role attitudes, sexual interaction values, and the perception that birth control is important.

Reference: Smylie, L., Maticka-Tyndale, E., & Boyd, D. (2008). Evaluation of a school-based sex education programme delivered to Grade Nine students in Canada. Sex Education, 8(1), 25-46,

Level  of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good