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HIV Prevention in Primary Care: Overcoming the Obstacles

This guide for physicians provides resource assistance primary care physicians need to help patients identify risks and to support them in changing their behavior to reduce or eliminate risk of HIV infection. Developing synergies with public and community-based organizations can help physicians confidently refer patients who need further education or…

Generation Rx.com: How Young People Use the Internet for Health Information

The Internet has become a daily part of life especially for younger Americans. Teens as well as adults are now going online to look for health information. What exactly are young people looking for? Do they trust what they find? Is it influencing what they talk about with their peers,…

Rating Sex and Violence in the Media: Media Ratings and Proposals for Reform

Rating Sex and Violence in the Media: Media Ratings and Proposals for ReformThe second release in a series of fact sheets and issue briefs on key topics in the field of children, media and health. The Media Ratings issue brief provides an overview of parental advisory ratings for movies, television,…

Sex on TV 3: Report

The third biennial Sex on Television 3 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 of unprotected sex.…

Condoms in the Schools

Researchers, educators, lawyers, and public opinion experts address the health and value issues involved in the debate over whether condoms should be available in U.S. schools today. Individual papers discuss existing programs and research, funding and policy options, and legal considerations. This publication was produced as part of the Kaiser…

Content Analysis:  Sexual Health Coverage in Women’s, Men’s and Teen Magazines

Content Analysis: Sexual Health Coverage in Women's, Men's and Teen MagazinesA content analysis and focus group report on magazine coverage of sexual health issues. The content analysis study, conducted by Kim Walsh-Childers, Debbie Treise and Alyse Gotthoffer of the University of Florida, is a current and ten-year retrospective study, looking…

Assessing the Effectiveness of Public Education Campaigns

Policy makers frequently turn to media-based public education campaigns as a way to address public health issues of all kinds, from childhood obesity to enrolling seniors in prescription drug plans. In order to help assess the effectiveness of recent efforts, the Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a forum featuring the authors…