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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 on TV: A Biennial Report to the Kaiser Family Foundation

Sex on TV: A Biennial Report to the Kaiser Family FoundationThis study examines both the amount and the nature of television's sexual messages, paying special attention to references to such issues as contraception, safer sex, and waiting to have sex. The study looked at 1351 programs across ten different channels,…

Sex on TV:  A Biennial Report to the Kaiser Family Foundation – Report

Sex on TV: Content and Context:A Biennial Report to the Kaiser Family Foundation Report available in PDF format Report (in PDF Format) Executive Summary (in PDF Format) Chart Pack (in PDF Format)Sex on TV: Content and Context:A Biennial Report to the Kaiser Family Foundation

Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS

This national survey released by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that Americans increasingly believe the U.S. should be a global leader on HIV/AIDS, including spending more money to fight the epidemic abroad and at home. This comes despite an American characteristic distaste for foreign aid and at a time when…

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…

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)