We measured the impact of the programme while it was taking place, immediately afterwards and one year later.
Perceived impacts while the programme was happening:
Stakeholders and participants felt that the programme had improved young women's self-esteem, self-confidence and interpersonal skills.
They were less certain about the impact on attitudes towards early pregnancy and motherhood.
Impacts immediately after the programme:
There was no evidence that girls' use of contraception, expectation of teenage parenthood or development had improved
There was positive impact on the following secondary outcomes:
• Teenagers were less likely to have low self-esteem;
• Knowledge of sexual health was less likely to be poor;
• Teenagers were less likely to report difficulty in discussing the contraceptive pill with a doctor or in a clinic.
Impacts a year after the programme:
The only impact was that teenagers were less likely to have low self-esteem.