Reducing the Risk is an abstinence-plus sex education curriculum for Grades 9 through 12 that focuses on the overall behavioral goal of encouraging youth to avoid unprotected sex by practicing abstinence or using contraception. Reducing the Risk is an evidence-based program that goes beyond facts about risk and protection to present a powerful, active approach to preventing teenage pregnancy and protecting against HIV and other STDs. The curriculum consists of 16 lessons; each is intended to be implemented during a 45-50 minute standard classroom timeframe.

View the Reducing the Risk Lessons and Objectives.

View the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evidence Review conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Reducing the Risk.