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Are Schools “Just Saying No?” Is Abstinence-Only the Trend in Sex Education? And, Who Influences Policy?

Are Schools “Just Saying No?” Is Abstinence-Only the Trend in Sex Education? And, Who Influences Policy?Is abstinence-only sex education sweeping the nation? Recent federal legislation provides states with a financial incentive to promote abstinence-unless-married messages. The Republican Presidential frontrunner is now calling for more funding for abstinence-only programs. How is…

Women’s Health Data Book: A Profile of Women’s Health in the United States

The Women’s Health Data Book: A Profile of Women’s Health in the United States, offers the latest data and trends on the wide range of health issues that affect women across their life spans. Published by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health, the Data Book…

Sexual Activity and Substance Use Among Youth

Teens and young adults face many pressures and decisions involving alcohol, drugs, and sexual activity decisions that often occur simultaneously. Almost one quarter of sexually active young people aged 15-24 report having sex without a condom because they were drinking or using drugs at the time. These findings are from…

SexSmarts Survey – “Safer Sex”, Condoms and “the Pill”

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. This survey examines teens’ knowledge and attitudes about “safer sex” and contraception (November 2000). Summary of Findings (.pdf) Toplines/Survey (.pdf)

Sex on TV 3: TV Sex is Getting Safer

The third biennial Sex on Television 3: Content and Context 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…

Sexually Transmitted Diseases in America: How Many and at What Cost? – Report

Sexually Transmitted Diseases in America: How Many Cases and at What Cost? Prepared for the Kaiser Family Foundation by: American Social Health Association December 1998 Editorial Staff: Linda L. Alexander, Ph.D., F.A.A.N. President and Chief Executive Officer American Social Health Association Joan R. Cates Vice President of Development and Policy…