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Sex Education in the Schools

Douglas Kirby, Ph.D., Director of Research, ETR Associates examines the effectiveness of sex education programs in American junior and senior high schools. Educators, health experts and others debate on the focus of the curriculum and consider the role families and the government play in designing these courses. This publication was…

The Demography of Sexual Behavior

Tom W. Smith, Ph.D., National Opinion Research, University of Chicago, gives an overview of sexual behavior in the United States, including premarital and adolescent sexuality and the impact of AIDS. Seminar participants attempt to make social sense of the research, placing an emphasis on the public health consequences and societal…

Teens on Sex: What They Say Teens Today Need to Know, And Who They Listen To

A national random-sample telephone survey of 1,510 teenagers age 12-18, conducted for the Foundation by Princeton Survey Research Associates between March 28, 1996 and May 5, 1996. The survey finds that most teens have enough information about how girls get pregnant, but not how to use different kinds of birth…

Sex on TV 3: Report

The third biennial Sex on Television 3 study finds the amount of sex on television remains high, but TV sex is more likely than in previous years to include some reference to “safer” sex issues such as waiting to have sex, using protection, or the possible consequences of unprotected sex.…

Condoms in the Schools

Researchers, educators, lawyers, and public opinion experts address the health and value issues involved in the debate over whether condoms should be available in U.S. schools today. Individual papers discuss existing programs and research, funding and policy options, and legal considerations. This publication was produced as part of the Kaiser…

SexSmarts Survey – Teens and Sexual Health Communication

SexSmarts Survey- Teens and Sexual Health Communication As part of an on-going public information partnership called SexSmarts, seventeen magazine and the Kaiser Family Foundation conduct nationally-representative surveys of teens 15 to 17 on issues related to their sexual health. This survey examines sexual health communication between teens and their parents,…

Encuesta Nacional de Kaiser Family Foundation sobre los Latinos y el VIH/SIDA

En encuestas anteriores, la atencion se ha concentrando en captar las impresiones de la poblacion general, incluyendo sus opiniones sobre la epidemia; su preocupacion personal en cuanto a infectarse con el VIH; sus conocimientos sobre la transmision, curso y tratamiento del VIH y el SIDA; sus experiencias con la prueba…

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