Improving teenagers' knowledge of emergency contraception: cluster randomised controlled trial of a teacher led intervention.

Abstract

The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a teacher led intervention to improve teenagers' knowledge about emergency contraception. Teachers gave a single lesson on emergency contraception to year 10 pupils. The teachers had previously received in-service training on giving the lesson. The pupils were actively involved during the lesson. The intervention significantly improved the proportion of boys and girls knowing the correct time limits for both types of emergency contraception. The intervention did not change the pupils' sexual activity or use of emergency contraception.

Citation

British Medical Journal (2002) 324 1179-83 [doi: 10.1136/bmj.324.7347.1179]

Improving teenagers’ knowledge of emergency contraception: cluster randomised controlled trial of a teacher led intervention.

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