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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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Ninsiima, Anna B.; Coene, Gily; Michielsen, Kristien; Najjuka, Solome; Kemigisha, Elizabeth; Ruzaaza, Gad Ndaruhutse; Nyakato, Viola N.; Leye, Els – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
The successful implementation of sexuality education policy for young people has been shown to depend on a sound legislative and institutional framework. This article shows that both institutional factors and contextual obstacles have impeded the implementation of sexuality education policy in Uganda. Qualitative research techniques were employed…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Su, Rui; Guo, Lingfeng; Tang, Honghong; Ye, Peixia; Zhang, Shen; Xiao, Yao; Liu, Wenli; Liu, Chao – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
Many studies have confirmed the positive effects of comprehensive sexuality education on the development of children's sexuality, such as the acquisition of sexual health knowledge. However, little is known about the impact of comprehensive sexuality education on children's social development, although several core aspects of the approach stress…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Social Development, Comparative Analysis
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Heslop, Carl W.; Burns, Sharyn; Lobo, Roanna – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
This paper examines the provision of youth targeted Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) and sexual health interventions in the rural Australian context by examining the perspectives and experiences of a range of community stakeholders. Sixteen participants undertook one-on-one semi structured interviews. Four key themes emerged from the…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Sexuality, Community Health Services, Rural Areas
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Maness, Sarah B.; Wilson, Kelly L.; Thompson, Erika L.; Rosen, Brittany L.; Zingg, Taylor – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
In the USA, persons of Hispanic ethnicity experience higher rates of adolescent pregnancy and STIs than non-Hispanic white youth and there exists a lack of research concerning the sexuality education preferences of Hispanic adolescents. This study describes sexual health education preferences by Hispanic ethnicity among a high-risk sample of young…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, At Risk Persons, Puberty
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Brown, Sally; McQueen, Fiona – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
Despite a substantial body of research on young people's wishes about the content and delivery of sex and relationships education (SRE), studies still indicate dissatisfaction with the way lessons are provided. This discussion takes place in a public health context where young people's sexual activity is viewed negatively as a risk to health, and…
Descriptors: Working Class, Males, Sex Education, Foreign Countries
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Beres, Melanie – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
Sexual consent education is increasingly used as an educational tool for sexual violence prevention. Yet very little research exists on the effectiveness of consent education to reduce rates of sexual violence. Prior to understanding the effectiveness of any prevention programme, it is essential to understand the mechanisms through which the…
Descriptors: Prevention, Rape, Sex Education, Sexual Abuse
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Castillo, Jessica; Derluyn, Ilse; Jerves, Elena; Valcke, Martin – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
Building on the well-recognised relevance of alignment processes in schools, this study aimed to explore the relationship between the perspectives of teachers and students on the relative importance of addressing comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) in Ecuadorian schools. A survey of 353 teachers and 780 students attending the same schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Sex Education
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Bengtsson, Jenny; Bolander, Eva – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2020
This article examines the tactical (counter) politics of inclusive and 'norm-critical' approaches in Swedish sex education, focusing on the enactment of this critical agenda in sex education practices and how teachers interpret and negotiate the possibilities and pitfalls of this kind of work. The analysis draws on participant observation in sex…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Equal Education, Sex Education
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