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Szydlowski, Mary Beth – Advocates for Youth, 2016
All young people need access to and can benefit from sexual health information. Young people with disabilities have the same right to this education as their peers. However, considerations must be made in order to modify the program to allow for information to be understood and learned in a way that is meaningful to them. Educators are in the…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Health Education, Sex Education, Disabilities
Szydlowski, Mary Beth – Advocates for Youth, 2016
All young people need access to and can benefit from sexual health information. Young people with disabilities have the same right to this education as their peers. However, considerations must be made in order to modify the program to allow for information to be understood and learned in a way that is meaningful to them. Parents/guardians might…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Health Education, Sex Education, Disabilities
Advocates for Youth, 2015
Decades of research have identified dozens of programs that are effective in helping young people reduce their risk for pregnancy, HIV, and STDs. These evidence-based programs utilize strategies that include the provision of accurate, honest information about abstinence as well as contraception and can serve as the foundation for comprehensive sex…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Health Behavior, Intervention, Pregnancy
Phillip, Jendayi – Advocates for Youth, 2015
The Real Education for Healthy Youth Act (REHYA) (H.R. 1706, S. 2765) was reintroduced by Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) in March 2015 and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) in April 2016. REHYA would ensure that federal funding is allocated to comprehensive sexual health education programs that provide young people with the skills and information they…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Health Education, Decision Making, Health Behavior
Bridges, Emily; Hauser, Debra – Advocates for Youth, 2014
As they grow up, young people face important decisions about relationships, sexuality, and sexual behavior. The decisions they make can impact their health and well-being for the rest of their lives. Young people have the right to lead healthy lives, and society has the responsibility to prepare youth by providing them with comprehensive sexual…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Decision Making
Edwards, Orain; Peterson, Nicholas – Advocates for Youth, 2013
Young people ages 10-24 account for 25 percent of the world's population: a total of 1.8 billion, most of whom are living in low- and middle-income countries. They face significant challenges, including HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), adolescent pregnancy, unsafe abortion, and gender-based violence. Youth have the right to lead…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Adolescents, Young Adults, Youth Programs
Gautam, Sulava – Advocates for Youth, 2012
Schools are in a unique position to provide their students comprehensive health services and referrals to community-based health centers, due to their accessibility to students and their ability to provide health education targeted specifically for young people. Schools have the important responsibility of addressing the needs of students by…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Health Education, Youth, Integrated Services
Phillip, Jendayi – Advocates for Youth, 2012
The Real Education for Healthy Youth Act (S. 1782/H.R. 3324), introduced in November 2011 by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), would ensure that federal funding is allocated to comprehensive sexual health education programs that provide young people with the skills and information they need to make informed,…
Descriptors: Health Education, Sex Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Alford, Sue – Advocates for Youth, 2012
Teen pregnancy in the United States has declined significantly in the last two decades. Despite these declines, rates of teen birth, HIV, and STIs in the United States remain among the highest of any industrialized nation. Socio-economic, cultural and structural factors such as poverty, limited access to health care, racism and unemployment…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Huberman, Barbara – Advocates for Youth, 2011
Whether you are someone new to the field of sex education, trying to start a library or resource center on adolescent sexual health, or an old pro, this guide should give you a basic orientation to what's available to support your work. These resources are important to advancing positive attitudes toward adolescent sexual health and the author…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Audiences, Video Technology, Resource Materials
Gautam-Adhikary, Sulava D. – Advocates for Youth, 2011
Comprehensive sexuality education programs are based on the idea that young people have the right to be informed about their sexuality and to make responsible decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. Despite demonstrating the ability to help youth delay the onset of sexual activity, reduce frequency and number of sexual partners, and…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Youth, Decision Making
Bridges, Emily; Alford, Sue – Advocates for Youth, 2010
Several recent studies have shown that healthy teens generally do better in school than their less healthy peers. Teens may have little control over some factors--such as chronic illness--that may contribute to their poor health and difficulties in school. However, when armed with accurate information and skills, teens can eliminate or minimize…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sex Education
Lagina, Nicholas – Advocates for Youth, 2010
When young people feel unconnected to home, family, and school, they may become involved in activities that put their health at risk. However, when parents affirm the value of their children, young people more often develop positive, healthy attitudes about themselves. Although most adults want youth to know about abstinence, contraception, and…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Youth, Parents, Sexuality
Sampson, Melodi – Advocates for Youth, 2010
Nearly one third of Nigeria's total population of 148.1 million is between the ages of 10 and 24. Nigerian adolescents' sizeable share of the population makes them integral to the country's social, political and economic development. Nigeria's development is compromised by the sexual and reproductive health issues afflicting its youth. Lack of…
Descriptors: Prevention, Pregnancy, Foreign Countries, Sexuality
Sorace, Danene – Advocates for Youth, 2010
To advance sexuality education for students in grades Pre-K through Grade 12, sexuality education professionals must work more closely with public schools. Though this may be stating the obvious, one of the key priorities identified by the Future of Sex Education Project is: the need to build understanding of--and relationships with--the public…
Descriptors: Public Education, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Sex Education
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