- Five hundred questions kids ask about sex and some of the answers
Author: Younger, F.
Publisher: Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publisher
ABSTRACT: Open communication with kids on the topic of sex and sexuality is so important; this book is a great way to teach them indirectly, or directly — by going through it with them. They'll see that their questions are quite normal, and they'll have solid answers on which to base their behavior.
- Let's talk about sex
Author: Gitchel, S., & Foster, L.
Publisher: Fresno, CA: Planned Parenthood of Central California
ABSTRACT: Presents ways to promote communication between parents and adolescents about sexuality.
- Coalition for Positive Sexuality
Organization: Coalition for Positive Sexuality
Contact: (773) 604-1654
ABSTRACT: For Teens — to ask questions and get answers. The Coalition for Positive Sexuality (CPS) is a grassroots, not-for-profit, activist organization. CPS is funded through donations and grants. Please help us to provide teens with candid sex education materials, and this website.
- International Planned Parenthood Federation
Type of Site: organization
Contact: IPPF, Regent's College, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London NW1 4NS United Kingdom Telephone: +44 (0)20 7487 7900 Fax: +44 (0)20 7487 7950; firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT: The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) links national autonomous Family Planning Associations (FPAs) in over 180 countries worldwide. It is registered as a charity in the United Kingdom and is the largest voluntary organization in the world to be concerned with family planning and sexual and reproductive health. IPPF and its member Associations are committed to promoting the right of women and men to decide freely the number and spacing of their children and the right to the highest possible level of sexual and reproductive health. They believe that the balance between the world's population and its natural resources and productivity is a necessary condition for improving the quality of life on the planet.
- Adolescent perceptions of maternal approval of birth control and sexual risk behavior
Author: Jaccard, J., & Dittus, P. J.
Journal: American Journal of Public Health Volume: 90
ABSTRACT: Examined the relationship between adolescent perceptions of maternal approval of the use of birth control (BC) and sexual outcomes across a 12-mo period. A subsample of the Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health database was used in the context of a prospective design. Approximately 10,000 students in grades 7 to 11 were interviewed twice, 1 yr apart. Adolescent perceptions of maternal approval of BC were associated with an increased likelihood of sexual intercourse over the next 12 mo for virgins at 1st interview. The perceptions also were related to an increase in BC use but showed an ambiguous relation to the probability of pregnancy. High relationship satisfaction between adolescents and mothers was associated with a higher probability of BC use and a lower probability of both sexual intercourse and pregnancy. Results suggest that perceived parental approval of BC may increase the probability of sexual activity in some adolescents.
- Unwanted sexual activity among peers during early and middle adolescence: Incidence and risk factors
Journal: Journal of Marriage & the Family Assessed incidence and risk factors of unwanted sexual activity initiated by peers for 1,149 adolescent females. Twenty percent of sample reported some type of unwanted sexual contact in past year. Over one-third of this group reported having been forced to have sexual intercourse. Boyfriends were most commonly reported perpetrators followed by dates, friends, and acquaintances.olume: 55
ABSTRACT: Assessed incidence and risk factors of unwanted sexual activity initiated by peers for 1,149 adolescent females. Twenty percent of sample reported some type of unwanted sexual contact in past year. Over one-third of this group reported having been forced to have sexual intercourse. Boyfriends were most commonly reported perpetrators followed by dates, friends, and acquaintances.