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Harper, Gary W.; Jadwin-Cakmak, Laura; Cherenak, Emily; Wilson, Patrick – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2019
Black gay/bisexual male youth are one of the groups most affected by HIV in the United States, but few behavioral interventions have been created specifically to address this health inequity. Oppression related to these youths' multiple social identities--including racism, heterosexism, and HIV stigma--contribute to increased health risks. Primary…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Consciousness Raising, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Lemke, Melinda – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2019
Little research explores factors shaping those policies and actors involved in state-level sex and labor trafficking prevention. This study examined the organizational, political, and normative dynamics that influenced implementation of Texas House Bill 1272 (HB 1272, 2013), which included educators in trafficking prevention. Part of a larger…
Descriptors: Crime, Sexual Abuse, Victims of Crime, State Policy
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Davidson, Charis R.; Turner-McGrievy, Gabrielle M.; Hilfinger Messias, DeAnne K.; Friedman, Daniela B.; Robillard, Alyssa G. – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2019
We conducted an online survey to examine religiosity, sexual health knowledge, and behavior and sexual health information sources among undergraduate students affiliated with student religious organizations (n = 45) and unaffiliated students (n = 82). Analyses included Fisher's exact tests, t-tests, and exact regression models. Students reporting…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Religious Organizations, Sexuality, Sex Education
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Zeglin, Robert J.; Niemela, Danielle R. M.; Vandenberg, Melissa – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2019
Despite the counseling field adopting holistic health and developmental frameworks, sexual health is often absent or underrepresented in these discussions. Via content analysis, the authors examined publications in three counseling journals to assess the current state of the sexuality literature in the field. Almost half (46.6%) of publications…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Counseling, Wellness, Sexual Identity
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Anders, Kristin M.; Olmstead, Spencer B. – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2019
This study replicates and extends research on college students' sexual possible selves by longitudinally examining their sexual expectations, fears, and behavioral strategies at the beginning and end of the first semester in college. Open-ended responses were collected at two time points (T1, N = 78; T2, N = 40) and were analyzed using directed…
Descriptors: College Students, Sexuality, Expectation, Fear
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Gilliam, Melissa; Jagoda, Patrick; Jones, Ian Bryce; Rowley, Jennifer; Hill, Brandon – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2018
This paper, describes the design, development, and evaluation of "The Test," a theory-based mobile game prototype designed to promote HIV testing by providing information and influencing motivations, and behavioral intentions among YMSM. "The Test" was designed using embedded design, first described by Kaufman & Flanagan…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Health Education
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Willis, Malachi; Jozkowski, Kristen N. – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2018
In response to evidence that one in five college women are sexually assaulted, institutions of higher education have started adopting affirmative consent policies. Affirmative consent must be voluntarily and explicitly communicated--verbally or nonverbally. A recently published article highlighted barriers to the success of affirmative consent…
Descriptors: Barriers, School Policy, Sexual Abuse, Sex Education
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Garrido, Milagros; Sufrinko, Nick; Max, Janet; Cortes, Nat – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2018
The body of evidence supporting a relationship between the social determinants of health and adolescent sexual and reproductive health is vast. To advance health and have a greater impact on adolescent health outcomes, sexual and reproductive health practitioners need to take into account the relationships, community, and society within which…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Sexuality, Health Behavior, Birth
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Martínez-García, Genevieve; Torres, Lisette; Camacho, Carolyn; Gleicher, Hope; Sedivy, Valerie – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2018
Social determinants of health are the key to understanding and addressing persistent disparities in adolescent pregnancy in the United States. However, there is little guidance on what concrete steps organizations can take to work at the intersection of social determinants of health (SDoH) and sexual and reproductive health (SH). Two…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Sexuality, Birth, Public Health
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Winters, Amanda; Alson, Julianna – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2018
Adolescent sexual health programs often frame needs assessments using risk-taking, disease, or fertility data, fostering a narrow perspective of sexual health and limiting scopes of related programs. We address the gap between traditional measures and the socioecological lens used by many in the field. Using Washington State as an example, we…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Risk, Health Behavior, Adolescents
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Finigan-Carr, Nadine; Steward, Rochon; Watson, Cathy – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2018
The social, economic, and environmental determinants of health include employment, housing, and education; exposure to environmental factors like lead or access to healthy food; and poverty, racism and oppression. Many of these conditions can lead to Adverse Childhood Experiences that may put children and youth at risk for abuse or maltreatment…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Sex Education, Health Promotion, Pregnancy
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Meadows, Emily – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2018
This paper offers a review of school-based sexuality and relationship education as it relates to gender and sexual minority (GSM) students. Framed by a queer theory lens, the paper examines four main topics: (a) sexual health and relationship risks for GSM youth, (b) comprehensive school-based sexuality education as a protective factor for sexual…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Minority Group Students, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Wilson, Kelly L.; Maness, Sarah B.; Thompson, Erika L.; Rosen, Brittany L.; McDonald, Skye; Wiley, David C. – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2018
At-risk adolescents may experience Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) that lead to higher rates of risky sexual behavior, including increased risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. These SDoH may include components such as unstable family structures, incomplete education, and poverty. Targeting at-risk youth for sexuality…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Preferences, Social Influences
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Sanabria, Samuel; Murray, Thomas L., Jr. – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2018
Human sexuality is a pervasive and universal part of being human and despite this, receives inadequate attention in counselor education curricula. Consequently, counselors may be ill-prepared to assist clients who present with sexuality issues. The authors provide support and recommendations for infusing sexuality content throughout counselor…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Course Content, Counselor Training, Counselor Client Relationship
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Chandra-Mouli, Venkatraman; Plesons, Marina; Barua, Alka; Gogoi, Aparajita; Katoch, Manju; Ziauddin, Mohammed; Mishra, Rita; Nathani, Vinita; Sinha, Anand – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2018
Since 2006, Udaan--a school-based adolescent education program in Jharkhand, India--was the only at-scale state-run program in the country. To determine factors that contributed to Udaan's scale-up and longevity, this study drew information from programmatic reports and interviews with the Centre for Catalyzing Change staff. Key factors for…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Interviews, Educational Policy
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