Category Culture, Media, & Technology

The Impact of Homophobia and Racism on GLBTQ Youth of Color (2007)

This publication focuses on the obstacles youth of color face with discrimination and racism. Queer youth of color are less likely to be out to their parents In research gathered at Black Pride events, Black youth said the church considered homosexuality a sin. Youth of color say they feel they have to choose between culture […]

Females United For Action

FUFA: Females United for Action was a non for profit organization that worked with young women and gender queer youth in Chicago. They organized a traveling photo exhibit called “Alternative Windows” which allowed the participants and viewers to document images of people of color that were not begin shown on mainstream media. This group is […]

The Price of Our Blood: Why Ferguson Is a Reproductive Justice Issue

This article takes on a recent event and applies a reproductive justice lens on it. It talks about how what happened in Ferguson is related to women’s reproductive justice because having and raising a child in the U.S. is tough. This article is good for teachers and professors wanting to talk about recent events with […]

Women: New Voice of La Raza (1971)

This article came out of the Chicana Conference in 1971. Chicanas got together to discuss their reproductive health. They demanded 24 hour daycare for their children and access to free abortions. Click here to read the article.

Planned Parenthood Illinois Action Committee

Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL). PPIA engages in educational and electoral activity, including public education campaigns, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy, on behalf of commonsense policies that protect the reproductive health and rights of women, teens, and families. […]

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy

This research study, conducted by the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, examines the relationships of teenagers with the various social media that are a big part of modern life. The study states that social media are designed to encourage the sharing of personal information in a […]

Faith In Our Families: Parents, Families and Friends Talk About Religion and Homosexuality (2006)

Summary: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) put together a collection of real-life accounts of people who identify themselves as LGBT and people who have family members who are LGBT and are struggling with their religious faith as a result. Topics such as changing religious denominations, facing opposition, educating others, and keeping […]

Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth, established in 1980, aims to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual and reproductive rights.  They focus on working with young people ages 14-25 in the U.S. and abroad and treat young people as a valuable resource. Advocate for Youth’s Rights. Respect. Respnsibility (3Rs) Core Values: RIGHTS: Youth have the […]

Sex and Tech Survey

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (NCPTUP) and Cosmogirl.com came together to explore “sexting” among teens, ages 13-19 and young adults, ages 20-26. The study, conducted by TRU, a leader in studying  teens and young adults, asked participants questions about sending and receiving nude and semi-nude photos and sexually suggestive messaging via […]

Trends in Internet & Mobile HIV Prevention (2007)

As the number of people using the internet cell phones increase, the use of such technology as health intervention and prevention tools has been proposed and examined.  Programs can reach a much larger and geographically diverse population and information can be individually tailored, thus increasing the impact and relevancy of health education efforts. In this […]

A Review of Positive Youth Development Programs That Promote Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health

“A Review of Positive Youth Development Programs That Promote Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health” has an editorial titled “Positive Youth Development as a Strategy to Promote Adolescent and Reproductive Health” that can be used together. What is quoted below comes directly from the editorial, but is supported from the findings of this research study. Summary: […]

National Guidelines for Internet-Based STD/HIV Prevention (2010)

Summary: A user-friendly document developed to aid health departments and community-based nonprofit organizations using the Internet as a tool for the control and prevention of STDs including HIV. The Guidelines focus on three distinct types of Internet activities: Internet-based Partner Services (IPS), Outreach, and Health Communications. “This section of the Internet Guidelines makes recommendations for […]

Computer Technology-Based HIV Prevention Interventions (2008)

Summary: This fact sheet discusses the use of technology in the process of behavioral interventions to promote positive practices as way to reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS. These computer technology-based measures are individually tailored, can be interactive videos, and group targeted. The success rates of these computer-based intervention measures were discussed, how these interventions work […]

Cellular Ringtone Launched To Promote Condom Use (2008)

Summary The BBC World Service Trust has produced a cellular phone ringtone in India that says “condom, condom” to promote safer sex and curb the spread of HIV in the country. This was an initiative by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) and was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. NACO has begun to […]

Cell Phone Soap Operas Deliver Safe-Sex Messages (2009)

Summary: Two-hundred fifty women participated in a federal study in which women watched 20-minute soap opera episodes on their cell phones. Their risk-reduction behavior was measured against a control group that received text messages urging condom use, but no video. This educational campaign, using professional actors and scripts, was based on focus groups with women […]

Can Text Messaging Results Reduce Time to Treatment of Chlamydia Trachomatis? (2009)

This article, published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections, examines the impact of text messaging as the preferred method of communicating positive Chlamydia trachomatis test results to patients and see if there was a reduction time to treatment. The researchers found no significant difference in median time to treatment for all patients, which differed from an earlier […]

Exposure to Sex on TV May Increase the Chance of Teen Pregnancy (2008)

This fact sheet provided by Rand Health provides information regarding teen pregnancy and exposure to sex on television. Nearly 1 million American women ages 15-19 become pregnant each year. And a majority of these pregnancies are unplanned. Rand conducted a survey to study the link between exposure to sex on TV and teen pregnancy. They […]

Does Watching Sex on Television Predict Teen Pregnancy? Findings From a National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (2009)

This research study, published in the journal Pediatrics, uses data from a national longitudinal sample of youths to look at whether there is a possible connection between exposure to sex on television and adolescent pregnancy.  A previous study by Collins et al. found a relationship between exposure to sex on television and earlier initiation of […]

Parent-Adolescent Communication about Sex in Latino Families: A Guide for Practitioners

This publication published by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy assesses available information on parent-teen communication in Latino families, and also pinpoints the research findings that are most useful to practitioners.  It is mainly a resource for practitioners and illustrates specific characteristics that define Latino families in regards to acculturation, education, family structure, […]

Electronic Media and Youth Violence (2008)

Summary: An issue brief for educators and caregivers focusing on the phenomena of electronic aggression and summarizes what is known about young people and electronic aggression. The brief also discusses the implications of these findings for school staff, educational policy makers, and caregivers. “9 to 35 percent of young people say they have been the […]