Authors' reply on reducing adolescent unintended pregnancy

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7374.1243/a (Published 23 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1243
  1. Alba DiCenso, professor, school of nursing (dicensoa@mcmaster.ca),
  2. Gordon Guyatt, professor, department of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics
  1. McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8N 3Z5

    EDITOR—Noar points out that control participants in most studies in our systematic review received conventional sex education. 1 2 Therefore, the appropriate conclusion is that more intensive, theory based programmes do not improve outcomes beyond what is achieved by conventional programmes. We agree, and we said so in our paper.2

    Noar challenges us to provide an …

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