Tag Archives: sex ed

Future of Sex Education

The Future of Sex Education’s mission is to promote the institutionalization of comprehensive sexuality education in public schools. One of their most important accomplishments is the new National Sexuality Education Standards to provide clear, consistent and straightforward guidance on the essential minimum core content for sexuality education. Click here to download the National Sexuality Education Standards […]

The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)

The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is a not-for-profit, interdisciplinary professional organization that includes educators, sexuality counselors and sex therapists, AASECT members such as physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, allied health professionals, clergy members, lawyers, sociologists, marriage and family counselors and therapists, family planning specialists and researchers, as well as students […]

Librarians Guide to Sex Ed Resources (2006)

Librarians have a unique opportunity to help parents, educators and teens obtain age-appropriate, medically accurate and culturally relevant information and resources they need to be informed about sexual health.  For some, a library may be their only source of information. Advocates For Youth complied a list of print, audio, and web-based resources addressing sex and […]

MTV’s It’s Your (Sex) Life

  Summary List of information available Visit site by clicking here.

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 […]

Emerging Answers (2007)

In 2007 the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy issued a report on New Research that Identifies Effictive Teen Sex Education Programs and Other Interventions. The report, conducted by Dr. Douglas Kirby, PhD, evaluates 115 programs. Two thirds of the programs examined focus on abstinence and contraception and their positive effect on teen […]

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 […]

Replicating Successful Programs (2006)

Plain Talk is a program developed by the Annie E Casey Foundation and was launched into five urban communities in 1993. The program is a neighborhood based initiative aimed at helping adults, parents, and community leaders develop the skills they need to communicate effectively with young people about reducing adolescent sexual risk taking. Plain Talk […]

Go Ask Alice!

  Go Ask Alice! is a health Q&A resource produced by Alice! Health Promotion at Columbia University. The website allows browsers to submit questions in regards to health, search for answers through thousands of already answered questions and obtain reliabable health information. Questions are not limited to sexual health but also include; alcohol & drugs, […]

Teen Pregnancy and Other Risky Behavior

This fact sheet provided by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy covers statistics regarding drug, alcohol, tobacco use, delinquency and sexual activity among teens.  Teens who drink or use drugs are often more sexually active and less likely to use contraception than teens who do not use drugs or drink alcohol. According to the […]

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 […]

No Place Like Home for Sex Education (2002)

  Changes in sexual attitudes, behaviors and lifestyles present parent’s with complex challenges they may meet when educating their children on the topics.  Sex Education is an important topic for parents, schools and communities to provide students.   The “There’s No Place Like Home… for Sex Education” (available in Spanish and English) guide provides guidance […]

Helping Parents Improve Adolescent Health (2007)

  Parents play a critical role in promoting adolescent health and development. An analysis of data from six cross-national studies, representing 53 different countries, found that parent-child relationships affect the likelihood of early sexual initiation, substance use, and depression among adolescents. The study recommends for programs that involve parents and adolescent health and development to […]

Oral Sex and HIV Risk (2009)

  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued a booklet discussing oral sex and the risk factors associated with it and the risk for HIV. Although the risk of transmitting HIV through oral sex is much lower than through anal and vaginal sex, some studies have demonstrated that oral sex can result in HIV […]

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 […]

SIECUS State Profiles: Illinois (2010)

(Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States) SIECUS State Profiles represents the most complete portrait ever assembled of abstinence-only-until-marriage programs and their intersection with sexuality education programs in the United States. This publication includes individual profiles of every state and the District of Columbia that are intended to serve as a guide and […]

Age of Sexual Debut Among US Adolescents (2009)

Summary: This study examines gender and racial/ethnic differences in sexual debut, computing the probability of not becoming sexually active from the age of 12 to 17. The survey used for this study is the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS). The study finds that African American youth have the earliest sexual debut. The study also recommends […]

Human Development Lesson Plans

Summary: Lesson Plans within the SexEdLibrary are brought to you by SIECUS (the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States), a highly acclaimed resource for educators, counselors, administrators, and health professionals seeking the latest in human sexuality research, lesson plans, and professional development opportunities. Lesson plans in this area cover topics such as: […]