Category Archives: comprehensive sex education

  1. Researchers Present Data on the Relationship of HIV Knowledge and MSM Internet Users

    via PLoS One, by Bradley H. Wagenaar, Patrick S. Sullivan, Rob Stephenson Introduction Since the emergence of HIV as a global pandemic in the 1980s, men who have sex with men (MSM) have shared a disproportionately large burden of infection in many high-income countries in Western and Central Europe, Australia, and North America. Due to this recognized Read More >>

    Africa, comprehensive sex education, education, HIV, MSM, South Africa, USA
  2. Congressmen Introduce Repealing Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Act

    From AIDS Action Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) just introduced the Repealing Ineffective and Incomplete Abstinence-Only Program Funding Act. This legislation would end the Title V abstinence-only-until-marriage programs that have used $1.5 billion in Federal funding since 1996, and transfer that funding to the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) state-grant program. The proposed Read More >>

    comprehensive sex education, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy
  3. Kenya Holds Major HIV/ AIDS Forum

    via All Voices The Fourth International Conference on Peer Education, Sexuality, HIV and Aids opens at the Kenya capital city of Nairobi from this Wednesday at a time when the country is making significant progress in providing healthcare for all. The meeting, which will be attended by Peer Educators, trainers , Health Workers, NGOs and Facilitators will Read More >>

    comprehensive sex education, HIV/AIDS, Kenya
  4. Catholics and Condoms: Why What the Pope Says Matters

    via The Body, by Jon O’Brien During his 2009 trip to Cameroon, a country with an HIV prevalence rate of over 5%, Pope Benedict XVI made a shocking assertion on condom use to prevent HIV. He told reporters, “You can’t resolve it with the distribution of condoms. On the contrary, it increases the problem.” Read the rest.

    comprehensive sex education, condoms, contraception, culture, efficacy, Europe, HIV transmission, Pope, religion, sexual health
  5. Few Young Men Counseled on Sexual Health, Study Finds

    via TheBody.com Adolescent males continue to be overlooked by health care providers in terms of reproductive health services, new research shows. Dr. Arik Marcell, assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and colleagues compared data from the 1995 National Survey of Adolescent Males and the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth to determine whether improvements Read More >>

    anal sex, comprehensive sex education, men, STD
  6. When the Cellphone Teaches Sex Education

    via the New York Times, by Jan Hoffman Excerpt: The North Carolina center permitted a New York Times reporter to read through some phone logs, after cellphone numbers and towns were redacted. The questions span the spectrum of adolescence itself, from the goofy to the ghastly. Many ask how to talk with parents about sexuality. Combining a Read More >>

    cellphone, comprehensive sex education, sexual behavior, teenagers
  7. Sex Ed should actually talk about sex – and not just the scary stuff

    High school kids are being taught about the birds and the bees with the same fear-mongering tactics many of us remember. But some health educators today are offering teens a more grown-up lesson: Sex isn’t necessarily a bad thing. excerpt from the boston globe … Halfway through one of Megara Bell’s classes, a ponytailed girl in a Read More >>

    anal sex, comprehensive sex education, heterosexuality, homosexuality, sexual behavior, sexual health, sexual pleasure
  8. Youth still reluctant to test for HIV – Tanzania

    via Daily News – Tanzania A research carried out in Zanzibar, for example, shows that many girls opt for anal sex to preserve their virginity. Prof Njogu said, “If we create an atmosphere that is welcoming, youthful, informal and culturally appropriate for all the youth using the services, we could help these girls a lot from this Read More >>

    Africa, anal sex, comprehensive sex education, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, men, sex work, sexual behavior, Tanzania, women
  9. Panel: Stigma hinders HIV treatment

    BY SETH BLOMELEY – via Arkansas Democrat Gazette A fear of coming forward by people with AIDS in the Arkansas Delta will make it more difficult for the state to help them, a researcher said Monday. Katharine E. Stewart of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ College of Public Health told the Arkansas HIV / AIDS Read More >>

    anal sex, comprehensive sex education, condoms, HIV transmission