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Roberts, Calpurnyia; Shiman, Lauren J.; Dowling, Erin A.; Tantay, L.; Masdea, Jennifer; Pierre, Jennifer; Lomax, Deborah; Bedell, Jane – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
There is growing consensus that sexual health education should be inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students, and students of various identities on the spectrums of sexuality and gender (LGBTQ+). However, to date, the perspectives of LGTBQ+ teenagers of colour remain under-investigated. Twenty-five in-depth…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Gender Differences, Self Concept, Barriers
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Jarpe-Ratner, Elizabeth – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
In the USA, there has been a nationwide call for comprehensive sexual health education programs to be LGBTQ+-inclusive. The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) K-12 curriculum was intentionally designed to align with the National Sexuality Education Standards and to be inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning as well as other…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Sex Education, Public Schools, School Policy
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Miškolci, Jozef; Bosý, Dávid; Jesenková, Adriana; Bosá, Monika; Minarovicová, Katarína – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
There exists no legal or academic consensus as to whether children's access to sex education should be considered a human right. This study aimed to ascertain (1) how young people in Slovakia perceive sex education in terms of their human right to information, and (2) which areas sex education should covered to fulfil their right to information.…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Ethics, Foreign Countries
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Kantor, Leslie; Levitz, Nicole; Holstrom, Amelia – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
Support for sex education in middle and high school and for the inclusion of a variety of topics in sex education programmes is strong among likely voters in the USA. This survey was conducted with a diverse sample of 965 adults who were invited from the largest probability-based panel in the USA. In addition to supporting sex education in…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Middle Schools, High Schools, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Olmstead, Spencer B.; Conrad, Kathryn A.; Davis, Kayley N. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
College provides young adults with ongoing opportunities for relationship and sexual decision-making, but to date only limited attention has been given to college-level sexual health education experiences among first-year students. This study examined the experiences of 46 (31 women, 15 men) first-semester college students who participated in a…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Sexuality, Health Behavior, Seminars
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MacEntee, Katie – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
This paper explores students', preservice teachers' and inservice teachers' perceptions of the contributions and challenges of using participatory visual methodologies (PVM) to enhance HIV education in rural schools. Drawing on findings from three research projects conducted in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, four positive contributions are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Xiong, Ziyin; Warwick, Ian; Chalies, Sebastien – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
Good quality sexuality education is crucial for promoting young people's sexual health and wellbeing. Teachers, as trusted resources of knowledge and skills, play a critical role in supporting young people's sexual wellbeing. This study set out to investigate Chinese novice teachers' perspectives on sexuality education. Interviews were conducted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Sex Education, Teacher Attitudes
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King, Bruce M.; Burke, Savannah R.; Gates, Taylor M. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
In a survey of instructors of human sexuality courses at 58 US universities and colleges, for 51 institutions the female/male ratio of enrolled undergraduate students ranged from 2/1 to 38/1, and typically 3/1 to 6/1. Most courses were offered in departments of psychology or health, which usually have high F/M ratios for majors. However, the high…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Sex Education, Masculinity, Privacy
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Yang, Sophia; Mcquade, Miriam; Lovio, Marissa; Leaf, Marie-Claire; Barron, Kathryn; Brabender, Danielle; Hostetter, Isaure; Lo, Alyssa; Marik-Reis, Olivia; Raman, Kaavya; Roy, Kevin; Patel, Priya A.; Williams, Brianna; Perry, Rachel – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
Santa Ana, California has the highest teenage birth rate in Orange County, USA, at 28.2 per 1,000 women aged 15-19 as compared to 12.0 per 1000 women of similar age elsewhere in the county. In the light of this disparity, University of California Irvine medical students surveyed a convenience sample of 9th grade students (aged 14-15 years) in…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Sex Education, Grade 9, High School Students
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Fisher, Christopher M.; Kerr, Lucille; Ezer, Paulina; Kneip Pelster, Aja D.; Coleman, Jason D.; Tibbits, Melissa – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
Sex education both in and beyond the classroom has been shown to have the potential to ameliorate negative sexual health outcomes for adolescents. School-based sex education and sexual health services targeting young people should be informed, in part, by teenagers themselves. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 41 young people aged…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Educational Environment, Program Development
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Warshowsky, Hannah; Mosley, Della V.; Mahar, Elizabeth A.; Mintz, Laurie – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
When young adult women and men engage in sexual encounters, the former have significantly fewer orgasms than the latter. This gendered orgasm disparity, often referred to as an orgasm gap, is theorised to be due to a multitude of societal issues. The purpose of this study was to assess whether a Psychology of Human Sexuality university course,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Sex Education, Gender Differences, Psychology
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Goldstein, Alanna – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
As online pornography has become more readily available and accessible, educators have begun to grapple with how to address young people's engagement with it. Much of this discussion centres the view that pornography is an inherently problematic genre that young people should be inoculated against through comprehensive media literacy education --…
Descriptors: Pornography, Sexuality, Sex Education, Media Literacy
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Apostolidou, Zoe – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
This study presents findings from qualitative research conducted as part of the European Commission supported HOMBAT (Combating HOMophoBic And Transphobic bullying in schools) project in Cyprus. Thematic analysis was used to analyse extracts of interviews from three focus groups: two groups with professionals who work in primary and secondary…
Descriptors: Bullying, Homosexuality, Foreign Countries, School Counselors
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King, Bruce M.; Scott, Alexandra E.; Van Doorn, Elizabeth M.; Abele, Emily E.; McDevitt, Meredith E. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
In this exploratory study, students at a US university were asked about their motivations for enrolling or not enrolling in a human sexuality course. Questionnaires were given to 617 undergraduate students enrolled in a human sexuality course and to 169 final-year students who had not taken the course. The top five reasons students gave for…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes, Sex Education
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McInnes, Elspeth; Ey, Lesley-Anne – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
Early childhood and primary educators' and carers' education and support in identifying and responding appropriately to children displaying problematic sexual behaviours has fallen behind the demands currently arising in care and education sites in Australia. This is a key finding of research examining professional educators' and carers'…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Behavior Problems, Elementary School Students, Preschool Children
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