Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
25/10/2000
Date assigned
25/10/2000
Last edited
02/09/2009
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Judith Stephenson

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
UCL Medical School
Mortimer Market Centre
off Capper Street
London
WC1E 6AU
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

G9626797

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

RIPPLE

Study hypothesis

To evaluate the effectiveness of pupil-led sex education in promoting young people's sexual health

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Prevention

Patient information sheet

Condition

Public health, social medicine

Intervention

Pupil-led sex education/control

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Unprotected sexual intercourse before the age of 16 years
2. Unintended and terminated pregnancy at ages 19-20 in the extended follow-up

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/08/1997

Overall trial end date

31/01/2006

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Year 9 pupils

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Child

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

9000, closed to recruitment - in follow-up

Participant exclusion criteria

Withdrawn from SRE by parents

Recruitment start date

01/08/1997

Recruitment end date

31/01/2006

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Department of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
London
WC1E 6AU
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

University College London (UK)

Sponsor details

Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/

Funders

Funder type

Research council

Funder name

Medical Research Council (MRC) (UK)

Alternative name(s)

MRC

Funding Body Type

private sector organisation

Funding Body Subtype

other non-profit

Location

United Kingdom

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

2004 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15276393
2009 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19067478

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Stephenson JM, Strange V, Forrest S, Oakley A, Copas A, Allen E, Babiker A, Black S, Ali M, Monteiro H, Johnson AM, , Pupil-led sex education in England (RIPPLE study): cluster-randomised intervention trial., Lancet, 364, 9431, 338-346, doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(04)16722-6.

  2. Results

    Stephenson J, Strange V, Allen E, Copas A, Johnson A, Bonell C, Babiker A, Oakley A, , The long-term effects of a peer-led sex education programme (RIPPLE): a cluster randomised trial in schools in England., PLoS Med., 2008, 5, 11, e224; discussion e224, doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050224.

Additional files

Editorial Notes