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A Randomised Intervention trial of PuPil-Led sex Education in schools
DOI 10.1186/ISRCTN94255362
ClinicalTrials.gov identifier
EudraCT number
Public title A Randomised Intervention trial of PuPil-Led sex Education in schools
Scientific title
Acronym RIPPLE
Serial number at source G9626797
Study hypothesis To evaluate the effectiveness of pupil-led sex education in promoting young people's sexual health
Lay summary
Ethics approval Not provided at time of registration
Study design Randomised controlled trial
Countries of recruitment United Kingdom
Disease/condition/study domain Public health, social medicine
Participants - inclusion criteria Year 9 pupils
Participants - exclusion criteria Withdrawn from SRE by parents
Anticipated start date 01/08/1997
Anticipated end date 31/01/2006
Status of trial Completed
Patient information material
Target number of participants 9000, closed to recruitment - in follow-up
Interventions Pupil-led sex education/control
Primary outcome measure(s) 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 measure(s) Not provided at time of registration
Sources of funding Medical Research Council (MRC) (UK)
Trial website
Publications 2004 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15276393
2009 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19067478
Contact name Dr  Judith  Stephenson
  Address Department of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
UCL Medical School
Mortimer Market Centre, off Capper Street
  City/town London
  Zip/Postcode WC1E 6AU
  Country United Kingdom
Sponsor University College London (UK)
  Address Gower Street
  City/town London
  Zip/Postcode WC1E 6BT
  Country United Kingdom
  Sponsor website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/
Date applied 25/10/2000
Last edited 02/09/2009
Date ISRCTN assigned 25/10/2000
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