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Communication about sexuality in immigrant families: a guide for service providers
Provides background information, suggested exercises and resources, as well as additional sources of information to assist in the design of a program for immigrant parents. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Five years of abstinence-only-until-marriage education: assessing the impact
Reviews evaluations of 10 US states that took part in the federally funded abstinence-only education program. Concludes that there was no "long-term success in impacting teen sexual behavior" in any of those states, and only one showed "short-term success in delaying the initiation of sex. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Trends in sexual risk behaviors among high school students: United States, 1991 to 1997 and 1999 to 2003
Describes a decline of 11% in students who had sex between 1991 and 1997, when comprehensive sexuality education was more prevalent. Finds that from 1999-2003, when funding for abstinence-only education increased, there was no significant decline. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Sex? A healthy sexuality resource: background material
Presents a reference for public health nurses and others who may be called on to answer questions about, or related to, Sex? A Healthy Sexuality Resource. Provides background information on the resource, answers to frequently asked questions, Health/Personal Development and Relationships curriculum outcomes, and information on how to talk to your kids about sexuality. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Taking steps of courage: teaching adolescents about sexuality and gender in Nigeria and Cameroun
Outlines some of the lessons about sexuality education that have emerged from the shared experiences of a number of groups collaborating to empower young women and all adolescents in Nigeria and Cameroun. Briefly describes the changing context of adolescence in Cameroun and Nigeria. Discusses what is meant by sexuality and sexuality education and provides some basic guidelines for teaching this topic. Also outlines issues to consider when developing programs in specific contexts. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Positively informed: lesson plans and guidance for sexuality educators and advocates
Presents a resource kit of lesson plans and guidance for sexuality educators that address gender issues, challenge discriminatory attitudes and behaviors, and present sexuality as a positive part of life rather than something to be feared and shrouded in taboos. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Standards for sexuality education in Europe: a framework for policy makers, educational and health authorities and specialists

Provides step-by-step instructions and a detailed matrix to support health and education professionals in their efforts to guarantee children accurate and sensitively presented information about sexuality. Guidelines developed by a group of 20 experts from 9 European countries.

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Published: 2010