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This report summarizes findings from a series of focus groups with women and teenage girls at risk for HIV. Focus group participants discuss their views on a range of issues including prevention and testing, women’s knowledge about HIV/AIDS, and the effectiveness of public education messages. Report (.pdf)Report Read More
Seventeen Magazine and Kaiser Family Foundation Release Survey of Teens About Birth Control and Protection — Toplines
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. The latest in the series examines their knowledge and attitudes about birth control and protection among adolescents. It…Poll Finding Read More
Gynecological services are vital for women throughout their lifetimes. Pap smears, breast exams, counseling, and contraceptive care are important preventive services, but women often do not get these at levels recommended by experts. This fact sheet summarizes coverage of gynecological care and contraceptives. It focuses on women’s use of services,…Fact Sheet Read More
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…Report Read More
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)Poll Finding Read More
If The FDA Approves Mifepristone…What Happens Next? Will Doctors Provide It? Will Women Want It? And, What Effect Will it Have on Abortion Politics?
For almost 20 years, women's health advocates have been pushing for U.S. approval of mifepristone (also known as “RU-486”), a non-surgical abortion method that European women have used for a decade. Now that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seems poised to give the final go-ahead, the big question is:…Report Read More
The January/February, 2001 edition of the Kaiser Family Foundation/HarvardSchool of Public Health, Health News Index includes questions about major health stories covered in the news, including questions about President Bush’s executive order on U.S. funding of international family planning groups. The survey is based on a national random sample of…Poll Finding Read More
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…Fact Sheet Read More
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…Fact Sheet Read More