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Castañeda, Donna Marie – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2017
In a sample of 114 Latina/o emerging adults, ages 18 to 29, this study investigated the frequency of sexting, and gender differences in this behavior, and if sexting was related to a range of sexuality variables, including sexual satisfaction, sexual experience, sexual pleasure, and sexual permissiveness. Results show that a total of 63 (55.26%)…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Hispanic Americans, Gender Differences
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Utamsingh, Pooja Dushyant; Kenya, Sonjia; Lebron, Cynthia N.; Carrasquillo, Olveen – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2017
Purpose: Training future physicians to address the health needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population can potentially decrease health disparities faced by such individuals. In this literature review, we examine the characteristics and impact of current LGBT healthcare training at U.S. medical schools. Methods: We…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Medical Education
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Jenkins, Dusty D. – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2017
Implementing service learning into college courses has been shown to have positive benefits for both students and community members; however, service learning has not been largely evaluated in the literature on human sexuality courses. Thus, the purpose of the current study was to design, implement, and evaluate a service learning project in a…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Teaching Methods, College Students, Sexuality
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Crosby, Richard A.; Salazar, Laura F.; Geter, Angelica – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2017
This study tested the reliability of nine scales assessing psychosocial mediators of HIV-risk and protective behaviors of young minority women in New York City. Sixty-nine age-eligible women were approached during clinical sessions, 90% (n = 62) agreed to participate, and 83% (n = 57) completed a web-based survey. With one exception, scale…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Females, At Risk Persons, African Americans
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Colarossi, Lisa G.; Dean, Randa; Balakumar, Kavitha; Stevens, Alexandra – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2017
We present an organizational capacity building program that is a systemic approach to training professionals, creating organizational policies and practices, and enhancing the physical environment with materials about sexual and reproductive health. The evaluation of four different organizations showed increases over six months in: staff reports…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Sexuality, Health Promotion, Sex Education
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Silvério Marques, Sara; Goldfarb, Eva S.; Deardorff, Julianna; Constantine, Norman A. – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2017
Despite recognition of the importance of a developmentally appropriate approach to sexuality education, there is little direct guidance on how to do this. This study employed in-depth interviews with experienced sexuality educators and developers of sexuality education materials to identify how this concept is understood and applied in the field.…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Sex Education, Adolescents, Health Promotion
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Herrman, Judith W.; Kelley, Andrea; Haigh, Katherine M. – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2017
Teens' own thoughts on fostering safe sexual practice are important perspectives in promoting adolescent sexual health yet are relatively absent in the literature. This focus group study explored teens' perceptions about the supports and challenges that exist as teens strive to engage in healthy sexual practices. Seventy-five teens participated in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Sex Education, Sexuality
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Johnson, Erika K. – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2017
This study explores how positive media messages about sex can lead to better sexual health among young adults (college students at a large university, N = 228) by de-emphasizing sensation seeking, condom embarrassment, and stigma. Employing social learning theory and normative influence frameworks, the research found that college-age women had…
Descriptors: College Students, Males, Females, Disease Control
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Beck, Scott A.; Walker-DeVose, Dina; Agnich, Laura E.; Town, Caren; Smith, Trina – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2017
This paper uses a mixed narrative and quantitative analysis to examine how a graduate class of predominantly politically and religiously conservative (self-identified), elementary teachers in the South made discursive sense of gender and sexually diverse (GSD) young adult and children's literature in the context of concurrent, relevant national…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Religious Factors, Political Attitudes, Social Attitudes
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Chen, Elizabeth; Barrington, Clare – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2017
Formal sexuality education in schools is declining in the United States and this is disproportionately affecting adolescents in rural settings. The purpose of this qualitative study was to assess student and teacher perception of sexuality education delivered online as a potential solution to address this gap in access. Nine gender-specific group…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Privacy, Online Courses
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Richman, Alice R.; Webb, Monica C.; Eicher, Lesley; Adams, Phyllis; Troutman, Jamie – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2017
Objective: This study aimed to assist college healthcare providers with patient communication by determining the relationship terminology commonly used by college students. Participants: A total of 17 female college students participated in four focus groups across two Universities. Participants were primarily white (71%) and heterosexual (88%).…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Health Behavior, Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication
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Pariera, Katrina L.; McCormack, Tiffany A. – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2017
During the high school years, most young people in the United States receive school-based sexuality education, but there is little research on what they want to know about sex and sexuality but may be afraid to ask. This study is a content analysis of anonymous questions about sex (N = 645) asked by ninth-grade students from the greater Los…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Grade 9, High School Students, Questionnaires
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Aham-Chiabuotu, Chidimma B.; Aja, Godwin N. – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2017
There is limited data on the implementation of Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Nigerian schools. This study explored In-School adolescents' perspectives on the implementation and utility of the Family Life and HIV/AIDS Education Curriculum, using questionnaires and focus group discussions. Findings reveal that sexuality education in schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Comprehensive School Health Education, Family Life Education
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Hoefer, Sharon E.; Hoefer, Richard – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2017
"Abstinence-only" sex education, which is still widely used across the United States, does not prepare students to engage in healthy adult relationships. Prior research evidence indicates that abstinence-only education is less effective at preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than comprehensive sex education.…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Curriculum
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Dunlap, Shannon L.; Taboada, Arianna; Merino, Yesenia; Heitfeld, Suzanne; Gordon, Robert J.; Gere, David; Lightfoot, Alexandra F. – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2017
We examined the sexual health change process experienced by 26 college student sexual health educators from three geographic regions of the United States who participated in a multisite arts-based sexual health prevention program. We conducted eight focus groups and used a phenomenological approach to analyze data. We drew from social cognitive…
Descriptors: Health Education, Sex Education, Prevention, Health Promotion
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