Sex Education and Research

Abstinence and abstinence-only education: A review of U.S. policies and programs  J. Santelli et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, January 2006

Abstinence education programs: Definition, funding, and impact on teen sexual behavior  Women's Health Policy, June 1, 2018

Abstinence-only and comprehensive sex education and the initiation of sexual activity and teen pregnancy  P.K. Kohler et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, April 2008

Abstinence-only education and teen pregnancy rates: Why we need comprehensive sex education in the U.S.  K.F. Stanger-Hall & D.W. Hall, PLoS One, October 2011

Abstinence-only education is ineffective and unethical, report argues  S. McCammon, Shots: Health News from NRP, August 23, 2017

Abstinence-only education policies and programs: A position paper of the Society for Adolescent Medicine  J. Santelli et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, January 2006

Acculturation and parent-adolescent communication about sex in Filipino-American families: A community-based participatory research study  P.J. Chung et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, June 2007

Adolescent reproductive knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs and future fatherhood  C.E. Garfield et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, May 2016

Adolescent sexual and reproductive health: The global challenges  J.L. Morris & H. Rushwan, International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, October 2015

Adolescents and their parents differ on descriptions of a reproductive health study  J.K. Francis et al., Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, June 2016

Adolescents' intention and self-efficacy to follow Pap testing recommendations after receiving the HPV vaccine  L.M. Higgins et al., Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, June 2016

Adolescents' perspectives on the use of a text messaging service for preventive sexual health promotion  R.C.W. Perry et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, September 2012

African-American and Hispanic adolescents' intentions to delay first intercourse: Parental communication as a buffer for sexually active peers  A.M. Fasula & K.S. Miller, Journal of Adolescent Health, March 2006

The association between sex education and youth's engagement in sexual intercourse, age at first intercourse, and birth control use at first sex  T.E. Mueller et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, January 2008

Associations between sexuality education in schools and adolescent birthrates: A state-level longitudinal model  P.A. Cavazos-Rehg et al., Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, February 2012

'By the's your sex life?' - A descriptive study reporting primary health care registered nurses engagement with youth about sexual health  R. Martel et al., Journal of Primary Health Care, March 2017

Can implementation support help community-based settings better deliver evidence-based sexual health promotion programs? A randomized trial of Getting To Outcomes®  M. Chinman et al., Implementation Science, May 2016

Changes in adolescents' receipt of sex education, 2006-2013  L.D. Lindberg et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, June 2016

Communicating with school nurses about sexual orientation and sexual health: Perspectives of teen young men who have sex with men  C.N. Rasberry et al., Journal of School Nursing, October 2015

Communicating with school staff about sexual identity, health and safety: An exploratory study of the experiences and preferences of black and Latino teen young men who have sex with men  C.A. Lesesne et al., LGBT Health, September 2015

Confidentiality concerns and sexual and reproductive health care among adolescents and young adults aged 15-25  C.E. Copen et al., NCHS Data Brief, December 2016

Correlates and predictors of sexual health among adolescent Latinas in the United States: A systematic review of the literature, 2004-2015  M.M. Morales-Alemán & I.C. Scarinci, Preventive Medicine, June 2016

The cost of implementing a teen pregnancy prevention program in high school health classes  T. Schulte & B. Goesling, Mathematica, March 31, 2019

Could a new bill limit student access to evidence-based sex ed?  E. Forman, Side Effects, January 18, 2018

A critical review of the characteristics of theater-based HIV prevention interventions for adolescents in school settings  A. Taboada et al., Health Promotion Practice, July 2016

Delivering adolescent pregnancy prevention services to high-risk youth in alternative school settings  R. Shapiro et al., Mathematica Policy Research, March 31, 2018

Demographic and psychological predictors of parent-adolescent communication about sex: A representative statewide analysis  P. Jerman & N.A. Constantine, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, October 2010

Development of a sexual health screening tool for adolescent emergency department patients  M.K. Goyal et al., Academic Emergency Medicine, July 2016

Discouraging trends in reproductive health service use among adolescent and young adult women in the USA, 2002-2008  K.S. Hall et al., Human Reproduction, September 2011

East Los High: Transmedia edutainment to promote the sexual and reproductive health of young Latina/o Americans  H. Wang & A. Singhal, American Journal of Public Health, June 2016

Effect of an iPad-based intervention to improve sexual health knowledge and intentions for contraceptive use among adolescent females at school-based health centers  V.V. Mesheriakova & K.P. Tebb, Clinical Pediatrics, November 2017

Effective strategies to provide adolescent sexual and reproductive health services and to increase demand and community support  D.M. Denno et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, January 2015

Effects of a school-based sexuality education program on peer educators: The Teen PEP model  J.M. Jennings et al., Health Education Research, April 2014

Efficacy of It's Your Game-Tech: A computer-based sexual health education program for middle school youth  M.F. Peskin et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, May 2015

Efficacy of a theory-based abstinence-only intervention over 24 months: A randomized controlled trial with young adolescents  J.B. Jemmott et al., Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, February 2010

Ensuring youth's right to participation and promotion of youth leadership in the development of sexual and reproductive health policies and programs  L. Villa-Torres & J. Svanemyr, Journal of Adolescent Health, January 2015

Ethical approaches to adolescent participation in sexual health research  S. Flicker & A. Guta, Journal of Adolescent Health, January 2008

"Everyone just keeps their eyes closed and their fingers crossed": Sexual health communication among black parents and children in Nova Scotia, Canada  A.N. Davis et al., International Journal for Equity in Health, July 2013

An exploration in health education of an integrated theoretical basis for sexuality education pedagogies for young people  J.D.G. Goldman, Health Education Research, June 2011

A focus on pleasure? Desire and disgust in group work with young men  E. McGeeney, Culture, Health & Sexuality, October 2015

Half of all teens feel uncomfortable talking to their parents about sex while only 19 percent of parents feel the same, new survey shows  Article by Planned Parenthood, October 2012

Healthy Native Youth: Improving access to effective, culturally relevant sexual health curricula  S. Craig Rushing et al., Frontiers in Public Health, August 2018

How #MeToo is changing sex ed policies - even in red states  K. Landman, Kaiser Health News, August 12, 2019

How sources of sexual information relate to adolescents' beliefs about sex  A. Bleakley et al., American Journal of Health Behavior, January 2009

Identifying sexual health protective factors among Northern Plains American Indian youth: An ecological approach utilizing multiple perspectives  E.R. Griese et al., American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, April 2016

Improving the paradigm of approaches to adolescent sexual and reproductive health  K.F. Plourde et al., Reproductive Health, June 2016

The intersection of youth, technology, and new media with sexual health: Moving the research agenda forward  S. Allison et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, September 2012

Invited commentary: Broadening the evidence for adolescent sexual and reproductive health and education in the United States  A.T. Schalet et al., Journal of Youth and Adolescence, October 2014

Middle schools enter a new era in sex ed—teaching 13-year-olds about consent  S. Schmidt, Washington Post, January 14, 2020

Monitoring adolescent sexual and reproductive health  M.J. Hindin et al., Bulletin of the World Health Organization, March 2016

Parent-adolescent sexual communication: Associations of condom use with condom discussions  W. Hadley et al., AIDS and Behavior, October 2009

Parent opinion of sexuality education in a state with mandated abstinence education: Does policy match parental preference?  K.E. Ito et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, November 2006

Parents' views on sex education in schools: How much do Democrats and Republicans agree?  L. Kantor & N. Levitz, PLoS One, July 2017

A peer education program: Delivering highly reliable sexual health promotion messages in schools  C. Layzer et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, March 2014

Physical and neurobehavioral determinants of reproductive onset and success  F.R. Day et al., Nature Genetics, June 2016

Pilot study in the development of an interactive multimedia learning environment for sexual health interventions: A focus group approach  P.C. Goold et al., Health Education Research, February 2006

Planning for a group-randomized trial with American Indian youth  C.E. Kaufman et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, March 2014

Positive youth development as a strategy to promote adolescent sexual and reproductive health  L.E. Gavin et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, March 2010

Preventive counseling at adolescent ambulatory visits  C.M. Rand, Journal of Adolescent Health, August 2005

Promoting parent-child sexual health dialogue with an intergenerational game: Parent and youth perspectives  J. D'Cruz et al., Games for Health Journal, April 2015

Puberty is coming earlier, but that doesn't mean sex ed is  D. Dansby, NPR's Youth Radio, October 1, 2013

Public opinion on sex education in US schools  A. Bleakley et al., Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, November 2006

Recent evaluations of the peer-led approach in adolescent sexual health education: A systematic review  C.R. Kim & C. Free, International Family Planning Perspectives, June 2008

Reflections on future research in adolescent reproductive health  C.M. Gordon et al., Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2008

School-based HIV/AIDS education is associated with reduced risky sexual behaviors and better grades with gender and race/ethnicity differences  Z.Q. Ma et al., Health Education Research, April 2014

Sex and HIV education programs: Their impact on sexual behaviors of young people throughout the world  D.B. Kirby et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, March 2007

Sexual health questions included in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study: An international methodological pilot investigation  H. Young et al., BMC Medical Research Methodology, December 2016

Sexuality education for children and adolescents  C.C. Breuner et al., Pediatrics, August 2016

State policy effects on teen fertility and evidence-based policies  J. Santelli & D. Kirby, Journal of Adolescent Health, June 2010

Students say sex ed club will be better than health class  T. Post, MPR News, December 25, 2014

A systematic review of parent and family-based intervention effectiveness on sexual outcomes in young people  J. Downing et al., Health Education Research, October 2011

Talking parents, healthy teens: A worksite-based program for parents to promote adolescent sexual health  K.L. Eastman et al., Preventing Chronic Disease, October 2006

Teen shows often aim to shock or lecture. 'Sex Education' tries to empathize.  S. Rao, Washington Post, January 25, 2020

Teens are having sex and being assaulted. So why aren't schools teaching about consent?  L. Bavis, Side Effects, October 23, 2018

Twenty years after International Conference on Population and Development: Where are we with adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights?  V. Chandra-Mouli et al., Journal of Adolescent Health, January 2015

What about the boys? The importance of including boys and young men in sexual and reproductive health research  E.M. Saewyc, Journal of Adolescent Health, July 2012

What do young people think about their school-based sex and relationship education? A qualitative synthesis of young people's views and experiences  P. Pound et al., BMJ Open, September 2016

What young people with spina bifida want to know about sex and are not being told  C. Akre et al., Child Care, Health and Development, November 2015

"Without porn ... I wouldn't know half the things I know now": A qualitative study of pornography use among a sample of urban, low-income, black and Hispanic youth  E.F. Rothman et al., Journal of Sex Research, September 2015