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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sexual Activity on Daytime Soap Operas: A Content Analysis of Five Weeks of Television Programming

This study, conducted for the Kaiser Family Foundation by Katharine E. Heintz-Knowles, Ph.D., University of Washington, presents a “snapshot” of the sexual content on soap operas today. Katharine Heintz-Knowles examined 97 hours of programming from theten nationally televised soap operas between May 27 and June 28, 1996. The study was…

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Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS — Part Three: Experiences and Opinions by Race/Ethnicity and Age

These findings are the third part of a national survey of Americans’ views on HIV/AIDS, “Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS,” conducted in spring 2004. It explores the views and experiences of, as well as the key differences among, African Americans, Latinos, Whites, and young people. The first part of the…

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Talking about STDs with Health Professionals: Women’s Experiences – Report

Talking About STDs with Health Professionals Women's Experiences More than 12 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) other than HIV/AIDS, including three million among teenagers alone, occur every year. At current rates, at least one person in four will contract an STD at some point in his or…

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Kaiser Family Foundation National Survey of Kids (and Their Parents) About Famous Athletes as Role Models

With the most recent Olympics and now Major League Baseball marred by reports of the use of banned performance-enhancing drugs, a new nationwide survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation examines the influence of sports figures in kids’ lives today. Based on telephone interviews with a randomly selected national sample of…

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Sex Education in America:  A View from Inside the Nation’s Classrooms

A series of new national surveys of students and their parents (1501 pairs), teachers (1001), and principals (313) from the Kaiser Family Foundation on Sex Education in America, was released on Tuesday, September, 26th, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Challenging the convention that Americans are reluctant to…

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Key Facts: Women and HIV/AIDS

Women comprise a growing share of new cases of AIDS in the United States. In 1986, women only represented 7% of new cases of AIDS. By 1999 that share had risen to nearly one quarter. Not only do women represent an increasing share of persons with AIDS, today they represent…

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Sex Education in the Schools

Douglas Kirby, Ph.D., Director of Research, ETR Associates examines the effectiveness of sex education programs in American junior and senior high schools. Educators, health experts and others debate on the focus of the curriculum and consider the role families and the government play in designing these courses. This publication was…

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The Demography of Sexual Behavior

Tom W. Smith, Ph.D., National Opinion Research, University of Chicago, gives an overview of sexual behavior in the United States, including premarital and adolescent sexuality and the impact of AIDS. Seminar participants attempt to make social sense of the research, placing an emphasis on the public health consequences and societal…

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Teens on Sex: What They Say Teens Today Need to Know, And Who They Listen To

A national random-sample telephone survey of 1,510 teenagers age 12-18, conducted for the Foundation by Princeton Survey Research Associates between March 28, 1996 and May 5, 1996. The survey finds that most teens have enough information about how girls get pregnant, but not how to use different kinds of birth…

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Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California.