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Condom Ads on TV: Unwrapping the Controversy

Ever seen a condom advertised on TV? Up until a few years ago, the answer was almost always “no.” But condoms and other topics once considered “taboo” are beginning to make an appearance on the small screen. A number of leading broadcast networks, as well as cable channels have in…

Women’s Health Care Providers STD Counseling and Testing

Many women rely on their physicians to help them assess whether they are at risk for STDs and to provide them with information about testing, treatment and how to protect themselves. To better understand how often they discuss and screen for STDs, including HIV, the Kaiser Family Foundation surveyed 767…

Sexual Health of Young African Americans in the U.S.

African Americans represent twelve percent of the U.S. population, or approximately 35 million people, but have been disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Fact Sheet:

Additional Findings: Opinions and Experiences of 18- to 25-Year-Olds

This chartpack is a supplemental report based on a subset of the Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS and provides additional analysis on the opinions and experiences of 18- to 25-year-olds on HIV/AIDS. A full survey report, including full question wording for results presented in this report is available here.Chartpack (.pdf)

Toplines: September/October 2005 Kaiser Health Poll Report

These toplines provide the complete survey questions and responses to the September/October 2005 Kaiser Health Poll Report, a bimonthly report designed to provide key tracking information on public opinion about health care topics to journalists, policymakers and the general public. It includes a series of questions on how the public…

Early Sexual Experiences: How Voluntary? How Violent?

Edward Laumann, Ph.D., Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, shares findings from the 1994 National Health and Social Life Survey, which suggest that having a violent or coercive first sexual experience is not as rare an occurrence as had been previously believed. Seminar participants — experts on sexuality and sexual…

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…