This survey takes an in-depth look at Americans’ attitudes about sex and sexual health issues in the 90s, including sex education, sex in the media, sexually transmitted disease and unintended pregnancy, and how we talk (or not) about sexual issues with children and partners.
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A summary and toplines from a national survey conducted for the Foundation by Market Facts, Inc. of public knowledge about STDs overall and their attitudes towards policy options to confront the spread of STDs. This survey was released at a briefing on Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Exposing the Epidemic.
Reaching the MTV Generation: Recent Research on the Impact of the Kaiser Family Foundation/MTV Public Education Campaign on Sexual Health Since 1997, MTV: Music Television and the Kaiser Family Foundation have partnered on an Emmy Award-winning public education partnership to inform and empower young people about critical sexual health issues.…
This report summarizes findings from a series of focus groups with women and teenage girls at risk for HIV. Focus group participants discuss their views on a range of issues including prevention and testing, women’s knowledge about HIV/AIDS, and the effectiveness of public education messages. Report (.pdf)
Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDs – Part Three: Experiences and Opinions by Race/Ethnicity and Age: Toplines
These findings are the third part of a national survey of Americans’ views on HIV/AIDS, “Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS,” conducted in spring 2004. It explores the views and experiences of, as well as the key differences among, African Americans, Latinos, Whites, and young people. The first part of the…
Seventeen Magazine and Kaiser Family Foundation Release Survey of Teens About Birth Control and Protection — Toplines
As part of an on-going public information partnership called SexSmarts, seventeen and the Kaiser Family Foundation conduct nationally representative surveys of teens 15 to 17 on issues related to their sexual health. The latest in the series examines their knowledge and attitudes about birth control and protection among adolescents. It…
This report examines the design and implementation of California’s State Children’s Health Insurance Program (known as Healthy Families), including contracting issues, program design and administration, and access to care by adolescents and children with special health care needs. This report is one of several appearing on this website from a…
New Surveys on Experiences of Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals and the Public’s Views Related to Sexual Orientation
New Surveys on Experiences of Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals and the Public’s Views Related to Sexual OrientationAlthough more than three quarters (76%) of lesbians, gays and bisexuals believe there is greater acceptance today, roughly equal numbers (74%) report that they have experienced prejudice and discrimination, and about one third (32%)…
This fact sheet reviews current national and state policies around Emergency Contraception, including methods, patient awareness, access and availability, and insurance coverage. Among methods discussed are ulipristal acetate (including ella), copper IUDs (including Copper-T IUDs), and progestin-based pills (including Plan B, Next Choice,Levonorgestrel and Fallback Solo).
Women and Health Care in the Early Years of the ACA: Key Findings from the 2013 Kaiser Women’s Health Survey
This report addresses a wide range of topics that are at the heart of women’s health care, as well as changes that women may experience as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The findings in the report, based off a nationally representative survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, highlight differences in health care for uninsured, low-income, and minority women. Other focus areas include: coverage, access, and affordability; connections to health providers; access and utilization of preventive services; and reproductive and sexual health services for women of reproductive age, such as contraception and family planning services and screenings for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).