The latter group serves as the control for assessing the most beneficial results obtained in subsequent years between the two approaches. Reinforcement of learned skills and knowledge are assessed by conducting three post-program sessions at intervals of six months each. The study’s focus, though initially proposed as a comparison between two approaches to delivering the goods sounds like an experimental one, but later during the analysis, it peters down to a qualitative approach, where the focus shifts to the method of increasing awareness about sexual matters and preventing the repercussions thereof by a novel approach to ‘parent-child’ education as a group interactive activity, which the authors feel is better than the traditional didactic method. The study is not conclusive enough as the samples size is less and represents only a few randomly selected groups from a single state, Texas.
The authors have stressed on the increasing trend of early initiation into sexual activities amongst teenagers in their review, where they have provided the statistical figures showing an increase in this trend, particularly in the 1980s-1990s. According to them, the Southern and the South Western regions of the United States have shown higher figures than rest of the country. The earlier the initiation of sexual intercourse, the more are the chances of young girls becoming mothers more than once before attaining the age of eighteen. Early initiation of sexual activities also predisposes teenagers to have multiple partners and disregard the use of safe-sex practices like the use of condoms, resulting in more chances of contracting STDs like Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Herpes infections, with a significant risk of getting HIV infection later.