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Bouclaous, Carmel H.; Alrazim, Ayman; Chababi, James; Jamaleddine, Wassim; Nassar, Elma; Maalouf, Anthony; Dakour Aridy, Sara; Naccache, Mahmoud; Abboud, Donna Maria; Assi, Maria; Slika, Maysaa – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2021
This study assessed the association between sources of sexuality education, sexual beliefs and behaviour among Lebanese youth. 451 unmarried students at a private university, mean age 20.25 (±1.41) years, participated in the study. Main sources of information were teachers, mothers, internet and friends. Respondents wished for increased…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Student Attitudes, Sex Education, Foreign Countries
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Mulholland, Monique; Robinson, Kerry; Fisher, Christopher; Pallotta-Chiarolli, Maria – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2021
Parent-child communication about gender and sexuality has received increasing attention since the late 1990s, in response to growing awareness that open dialogue plays a vital role in sex and relationships education, and improving sexual health outcomes for families and young people. However, the insights gained from this literature have been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Parent Child Relationship, Land Settlement
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Llewellyn, Anna; Reynolds, Katie – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2021
Many schools are taking action to become inclusive of gender and sexual diversity, however, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer teachers (LGBTQ) continue to exist at the margins of both schools and research. This study reports on interviews with a group of self-identifying LGB teachers in England. Subsequent thematic analysis examined…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Foreign Countries
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Seiler-Ramadas, Radhika; Mosor, Erika; Omara, Maisa; Grabovac, Igor; Schindler, Karin; Niederkrotenthaler, Thomas; Dorner, Thomas E. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2021
Relatively few studies have identified the means to improve the quality of sex education in schools. This study aimed to qualitatively investigate whether sex education in Austria facilitates the development of adolescent sexuality and awareness of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and highlights practical ideas that could help achieve a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Adolescents
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Thin Zaw, Phyu Phyu; McNeil, Edward; Oo, Kyaw; Liabsuetrakul, Tippawan; Htay, Thien Thien – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2021
Sexuality education in school is important for students' reproductive health; however, devising ways of tailoring it to the needs of a particular society can be challenging. We compared preferences for type of sexuality education in high schools and the level of knowledge of reproductive health among students, parents and teachers in Myanmar. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Preferences, Knowledge Level
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Astle, Shelby; McAllister, Paige; Emanuels, Sarah; Rogers, Jennica; Toews, Michelle; Yazedjian, Ani – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2021
Young people in the USA view the sex education they receive as outdated and insufficient. The prevalence rates of sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy among adolescents further attest to the inadequacy of current sex education paradigms. In order to identify suggestions for the improvement of sex education, we conducted six focus groups…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Sex Education, Educational Improvement
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Nadeem, Amina; Cheema, Maryam Khalid; Zameer, Sheharyar – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2021
This comparative cross-sectional study provides insight into the perceptions of Pakistani Muslim parents and teachers with respect to sex education. A validated questionnaire was distributed to 418 participants, using uncontrolled quota sampling and a total of 273 subjects responded. Data analysis was conducted using SPSS v.25. In this…
Descriptors: Muslims, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Sex Education
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Sanchez, Delida; Serrata, Josephine V.; Adams, Whitney; Arango, Sarah; Hamilton, Emma – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2021
Adolescence is a period of exploration of sexuality and of its integration into personality. Existing research on Latina adolescents, however, has been largely limited to disease and pregnancy prevention, ignoring the integration of sexual well-being with other aspects of health. Accordingly, this paper presents findings from a photovoice project…
Descriptors: Photography, Research Methodology, Sexuality, Hispanic Americans
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Estrada-Martínez, Lorena M.; Grossman, Jennifer M.; Richer, Amanda M. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2021
This study compared the extent to which Hispanic teenagers talk with mothers, fathers and extended family members about risks of sex, protection and relational sex, as well as the role of teenagers' gender on the association between sexuality communication and risky sexual behaviours. The analysis is based upon 474 Hispanic young people's…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Family Relationship, Hispanic American Students, High School Students
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Marshall, S. Alexandra; Driver, Nichola; Allison, M. Kathryn – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2021
Despite a national decline in teenage pregnancy rates, Arkansas continues to have one of the highest rates in the USA. More teenagers in the state reported not using any method of contraception (20%) compared to the USA (13.8%). National-level research suggests that misinformation and lack of awareness about contraception is prevalent. This study…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Contraception, Parents, Attitudes
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Laris, B. A.; Barrett, Mia; Anderson, Pamela; Kesler, Kari; Gerber, Andrea; Baumler, Elizabeth; Coyle, Karin – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2021
This paper explores the use of withdrawal as a harm reduction approach to adolescent pregnancy prevention and its association with condom use. Data come from a baseline survey of a randomised controlled trial to test the effectiveness of FLASH, a sexual health education curriculum. Study participants completed electronic self-report surveys in…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Health Behavior, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Graham, Katie; Treharne, Gareth J.; Liebergreen, Nicola; Stojanov, Zoran; Shaw, Rachel; Beres, Melanie A. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2021
Universities have implemented a range of education programmes to address the problem of sexual violence on campus. While these programmes can improve the attitudes and behaviours that contribute to rape culture, little is known about the factors influencing students' decisions to participate in such programmes. The aim of this study was to…
Descriptors: Universities, Rape, Prevention, Workshops
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Ming, Julian; Kelty, Erin; Martin, Karen – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2021
In remote and very remote Australia, young people engage youth workers in sexual health discussions, often out of necessity due to low access to health services. Youth workers' and youth service managers' perspectives on these interactions and the sexual health training they receive are poorly understood. In this study, youth workers and youth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Sexuality, Health Promotion
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Litsou, Katerina; Byron, Paul; McKee, Alan; Ingham, Roger – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2021
Researchers and media commentators often claim that young people are increasingly learning about sex through pornography, but evidence about this is unclear. This article reports on a mixed methods systematic review of research on pornography use for sexual learning. Ten articles were included that explicitly addressed how porn users describe the…
Descriptors: Pornography, Sex Education, Sexuality, Sexual Identity
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Burns, Sharyn; Selvey, Linda; Roux, Felicity – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2021
In Australia, school-based immunisation programmes (SBIP) provide Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations to secondary school students. However, despite such free programmes, around 20% of girls and 25% of boys do not complete all doses. This formative study identified barriers and enablers to vaccine completion. Online surveys were conducted with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immunization Programs, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Secondary School Students
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