Tag Archives: data

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 […]

LGBTQ Fact Sheet (2010)

LGBTQ youth commonly experience high rates of discrimination and harassment in school but are often not protected under school policy.  In addition, most sex education programs do not cover LGBTQ topics and abstinence-only-until-marriage programs further propagate negative sentiment towards these students. This fact sheet published by Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States […]

NCHHSTP State Profiles from Centers for Disease Control (2010)

The 2010 NCHHSTP State Profile is the most recent (as of Jan 2014) statistical report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that provides information regarding HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB for all 50 states.  Each report also includes descriptions of prevention and control programs that the specific state public health officials […]

Programs that Work (2008)

Advocates for Youth is an organization that is Dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. The Science and Success (2nd ed. 2008): Sex Education and Other Programs That Work to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, HIV & Sexually Transmitted Infections publication […]

Medical and Public Health Sexual Health Education Recommendations (2007)

This fact sheet issued by ICAH reviews the recommendations for Sexual Health Education in schools by Medical and Public Health organizations such as: American Academy of Pediatrics American Medical Association World Health Organization American Public Health Association American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Society for Adolescent Medicine These organizations recommend that Sexual Health Education programs […]

Educating Teenagers About Sex in the United States (2010)

This data brief published by the Centers for Disease Control shows data collected from teens (ages 15-19) who answered questions about formal sexual education they have received and whether or not teens talk to their parents about sex .  Sex education in schools and other places, as well as received from parents, provides adolescents with […]

Curricula Assessment Tool (2007)

The Curricula Assessment Tool was designed by the ICAH to serve as a guide for Teachers, Administrators, Students, Parents and Members of the community working to ensure that the sex education curriculum being taught meets high standards for content and focus. Acting as a checklist, the form provides the items required by the state of […]

Waxman Report – Abstinence Only Programs (2004)

In 2005, the federal government planned to spend $170 million dollars on abstinence-only sex education programs under the Bush administration.  At the request of Rep. Henry Waxman, this report evaluates the content of the most popular abstinence-only curricula used by grantees of the largest federal abstinence initiative at the time, SPRANS (Special Programs of Regional […]

The Impact of Abstinence and Comprehensive Sex and STD-HIV Education Programs on Adolescent Sexual Behavior (2008)

There has been an ongoing debate about the effectiveness of abstinence-only versus comprehensive sex education and the impacts these two programs have on adolescent sexual health and behaviors.  Over the past 15 years, many researchers have studied the impact of abstinence programs on adolescents’ sexual knowledge, behaviors, and intentions but Dr. Kirby considers these research […]

U.S. Teenage Pregnancies, Births and Abortions: National and State Trends and Trends by Race and Ethnicity (2013)

This report, compiled by Guttmacher Institute, contains the most recent statistics available (from 2008) on teenage pregnancy, birth, miscarriages and abortion.  It also details population trends and trends among states and information concerning different races and ethnicities.  The report is largely data, but has a lot of compelling key findings that are listed in the […]

Bricks, Mortar, and Community: The Foundations of Supportive Housing for Pregnant and Parenting TeensThe Core Components of Supportive Housing for Pregnant & Parenting Teens (2010)

This resource complied by the Healthy Teen Network and Child Trends hopes to identify a set of core components for supportive housing programs serving pregnant and parenting youth and review case studies of organizations and programs that meet these standards.  The Healthy Teen Network and Child Trends worked with a national advisory group, utilized quantitative […]

Preventing Teen Pregnancy among Marginalized Youth: Developing a Policy, Program, and Research Agenda for the Future: Full Report (2009)

  The Healthy Teen Network, with the support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, has long explored how to better meet the needs of marginalized youth and subsequently reduce their risk for early pregnancy and parenting. In 2008, a year-long effort included: a review of the literature on what we know about today’s youth, their […]

Health-Risk Behaviors in Young Adolescents in Child Welfare System (YEAR)

  Abstract Purpose: To examine rates and patters of health-risk behavior (e.g., sexuality, depression/suicidality, substance use, delinquency) among a national probability of youth active to the child welfare systems, Medicaid, and pediatric experts to collaborate to ensure youth entering foster care receive comprehensive health examinations. Results: Almost half of the sample (46.3%) endorsed at least […]

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 Sexual Communication: Associations of Condom Use with Condom Discussions (2009)

This study, published in the journal AIDS and Behavior, examines the relationship between teen-parent sexual communication, discussion about condoms, and condom use among teens in mental health treatment.  Adolescents between the ages 13-17 years old and who have undergone mental health treatment within the past year were eligible.  Both eligible adolescents and their parents were […]

Adolescents’ Reports of Communication With Their Parents About STDs and Birth Control: 1988, 1995, and 2002

This article, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, reports the trends found in adolescents’ reports of discussion with parents about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and birth control methods from 1988 to 2002. The data analyzed were from the National Survey of Adolescent Males and the National Survey of Family Growth.  The sample population consisted of […]

P.O.C. Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections Increases Awareness and Short-Term Abstinence in Adolescent Women (2009)

This study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, evaluates the effect of point-of-care (POC) testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) on reported awareness of test results and STI risk-reduction behaviors in adolescents. Point of care (POC) testing is defined as medical testing at the site where patients visited their clinician and had a pelvic exam. […]

National HIV AIDS Strategy for the United States (2010)

Vision for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy The United States will become a place where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur, every person, regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic circumstance, will have unfettered access to high quality, life-extending care, free from stigma and discrimination. Executive Summary: When […]

Male Circumcision and Risk of HIV Infection among Heterosexual African American Men Attending Baltimore STI Clinics (2008)

This article, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, examined the association between male circumcision and the risk of HIV infection among a subset of heterosexual men in the U.S. Electronic clinic records were reviewed for heterosexual African American men who were HIV tested between 1993-2000.  The patients were divided as to whether they had […]

HIV Statistics in the United States (2011)

This webpage is currently the most up to date resource provided by the Centers for Disease Control about HIV statistics in the United States. The data is from the HIV Surveillance Report from 2011.  The following information is provided: Definitions about HIV & Statistical terminology HIV Prevalence Estimate HIV incidence Estimate Diagnoses of HIV Infection Diagnoses of […]