Sexual Behavior

Sexuality is a central part of being human, and individuals express their sexuality in a variety of ways. Sexual Behavior Live Behaviors: Having applied the sexual behavior subconcepts at the appropriate age, the learner will be able to: Enjoy and express one’s sexuality throughout life. Express one’s sexuality in ways that are congruent with one’s … Read more

ABSTINENCE ONLY UNTIL MARRIAGE PROGRAMS

Abstinence-only-until-marriage programs have gained popularity in recent years in large part because the federal government continues to sink over $170 million each year into such programs.  These programs have never been proven effective and often rely on fear, shame, and misinformation.  In addition, virginity pledges, a cornerstone of many of these programs, have been shown … Read more

Prevalence of Unprotected Anal Sex among Teens Requires New Education Strategies

Prevalence of Unprotected Anal Sex among Teens Requires New Education Strategies Description:  Although anal intercourse is known to be a risky behavior when it comes to transmission of HIV and other STDs, most messages given to teens about STDs and condom use focus on vaginal intercourse. This study examined the prevalence of anal intercourse and … Read more

Contraception Lesson Plans

Birth Control Basics, Grade 7 and 8, Lesson #14 Source: Family Life and Sexual Health (F.L.A.S.H.) curriculum, Public Health – Seattle & King County Target Audience: Level III (early adolescence, ages 12 through 15; middle school/junior high school; grades 7-8) Duration of Lesson: 50 minutes Date Published: 2009 Summary: In this lesson, learners will 1) … Read more

Sex Education Series : Condoms and Pregnancy Prevention

Workshop Summary: Scientific Evidence on Condom Effectiveness for Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention Source: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Description: Published in 2001, this report presents the findings of a workshop to evaluate the effectiveness of latex male condoms. The effort was led by … Read more

Comprehensive Education about Sexuality

Numerous studies and evaluations published in peer-reviewed literature have looked at sexuality education programs. Studies have shown that comprehensive education about sexuality, programs that teach teens about both abstinence and contraception/ disease prevention, are an effective strategy to help young people delay their initiation of sexual intercourse, reduce the number of sexual partners they have, … Read more