Tag Archives: Sexuality Education/ Sexual Health Education

Sexuality Education for Youth with Disability or Chronic Illness: A Resource List

This comprehensive resource list, compiled by the University of Michigan Health System, provides information relating to sexual issues affecting youth with disabilities or chronic conditions. Providing clear and accurate information to youths with disabilities is important– “Young people with disabilities are no different from other kids in their need to understand their bodies and relationships; […]

Sexuality Education for Students with Disabilities

The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities provides a list of sexual education resources for children and youths with disabilities. This includes information on: Human sexuality in general How disabilities can affect sexuality The special role of the parent The content to be taught Materials developed with specific disabilities in mind Commercial products Link […]

Sex Education for Physically, Emotionally and Mentally Challenged Youth (2006)

This resource, complied by Advocates for Youth, provides detailed information and resources for youth who live with physical and/or mental disabilities— including, but not limited to hearing, sight, and motor function impairments; Down syndrome; cerebral palsy; paraplegia and quadriplegia; developmental disorders; and mental health issues. The resource is divided into the following sections: Statistics and data […]

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 […]

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 […]

Through the Looking Glass: Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs and Their Impact on Adolescent Human Rights (2008)

Abstinence-only education policies and programs have recently been the subject of increasing number of reviews and critiques in the U.S. public health and social science research communities.  The authors of this article first present and discuss a case study of one U.S.-based human rights organization, Human Rights Watch (HRW) that used a set of traditional […]

The Accuracy of Condom Information in Three Selected Abstinence-Only Education Curricula (2008)

Condom use promotion has been an important public health strategy for preventing HIV and STIs.  In addition, research has indicated that when used correctly and consistently, condoms can protect against HIV/AIDS, pregnancy, gonorrhea in men, chlamydia, syphilis, herpes, and possibly HPV.  Since 1998, the federal government has greatly expanded its support for abstinence-only education programs […]

State Refusal of Federal Funding for Abstinence-Only Programs (2008)

Since 1996, the federal government has increased support for abstinence only education programs.  As the federal requirements for abstinence only education programs became increasingly stringent, an increasing number of states have refuses to apply for abstinence-only funds (Title V Funding). In this study, the researchers examined selected states that have rejected or accepted federal funding […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Are You An Askable Parent? (2005)

This article, published by Advocates for Health, is a resource for parents and explains the importance of being an askable parent, especially surrounding the topics of sexual health and sexuality. The article first explains what “askable” is and then provides advice and information for parents to communicate with young people, teens and children about sex […]

Answer: Sex Ed, Honestly

Answer, a national organization based in New Jersey (affiliated with Rutgers University), provides sexual health education training to teachers and youth-serving professionals and also offer peer-to-peer sexual health education directly to teens through their teen written magazine and website, Sex,Etc. They offer: Trainings and workshops Information and lesson plans for professionals serving youths Sexual health […]

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 […]