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Heritage Keepers Abstinence

Implementation Setting: 
High schoolMiddle school
Intervention Length: 
Fewer than 10 sessions
Age Group: 
13 or under
Race / Ethnicity: 
Outcomes Affected: 
Sexual initiation or abstinence
Study Rating: 

Program Summary

Heritage Keepers Abstinence Education is a classroom-based curriculum that teaches students the benefits of practicing sexual abstinence and the risks that can be associated with sexual activity outside of marriage. Students learn resistance skills and tactics to help them practice abstinence and build relationships without having sex. The program also provides information about male and female reproductive systems, as well as sexually transmitted diseases.

Read the full Implementation Report, which includes:

  • Program Overview
  • Program Components
  • Implementation Requirements and Guidance
  • Implementation Readiness Assessment

Read the research on the Heritage Keepers Abstinence Education program on ASPE's website.

Content created by the
Office of Adolescent Health
Content last reviewed on
Friday, December 11, 2015