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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…

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…

S-CHIP Implementation in California

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…

Syringe Exchange and AB 136: The Dynamics of Local Consideration in Six California Communities

A new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, Syringe Exchange and AB 136: The Dynamics of Local Consideration in Six California Communities, provides a qualitative assessment of California’s Assembly Bill (AB) 136, which authorizes the operation of syringe exchange programs within the state after a local declaration of emergency. The study is based on interviews with key stakeholders in six California county and city jurisdictions.

Sex in the 90s: 1998 National Survey of Americans on Sex and Sexual Health

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.

The Kaiser Survey About Public Knowledge and Attitudes About STDs Other Than AIDS

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.

Talking With Kids About Tough Issues

Talking With Kids About Tough Issues is a national campaign to support parents by Children Now and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. This guide for parents offers practical, concrete tips and techniques for talking easily and openly with young children ages 8 to 12 about tough issues: sex, HIV/AIDS,…

Additional Findings: HIV Testing

This chart pack is a supplemental report based on a subset of the Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS and provides additional analysis on public opinion on HIV testing. A full survey report, including full question wording for results presented in this report is available here.Chartpack (.pdf)

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