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Adolescent Health: Coverage and Access to Care

This issue brief provides a broad-based grounding in adolescent health and related policy by examining access to health services for adolescents, their insurance coverage, and the role of state and federal policies in shaping access to care. The brief also discusses how implementation of the the health reform law may affect health coverage, access, and incentives to use preventive care for adolescents.

Rating Sex and Violence in the Media: Media Ratings and Proposals for Reform

Rating Sex and Violence in the Media: Media Ratings and Proposals for ReformThe second release in a series of fact sheets and issue briefs on key topics in the field of children, media and health. The Media Ratings issue brief provides an overview of parental advisory ratings for movies, television,…

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…

Content Analysis:  Sexual Health Coverage in Women’s, Men’s and Teen Magazines

Content Analysis: Sexual Health Coverage in Women's, Men's and Teen MagazinesA content analysis and focus group report on magazine coverage of sexual health issues. The content analysis study, conducted by Kim Walsh-Childers, Debbie Treise and Alyse Gotthoffer of the University of Florida, is a current and ten-year retrospective study, looking…

Assessing the Effectiveness of Public Education Campaigns

Policy makers frequently turn to media-based public education campaigns as a way to address public health issues of all kinds, from childhood obesity to enrolling seniors in prescription drug plans. In order to help assess the effectiveness of recent efforts, the Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a forum featuring the authors…

Sex Education in America

A new project by National Public Radio, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University’s Kennedy School examines Americans’ views on sex education in the nations public schools. The project reviews whether Americans think sex education should be taught in school, what kind of sex education should be taught, and surveys…