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Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Diversité urbaine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
East Central Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Éducation et socialisation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Emotion Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
EMPIRIA. Revista de Metodología de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Enfances, Familles, Générations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Environnement Urbain / Urban Environment     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Epos : Genealogias, Subjetivaçãoes e Violências     Open Access  
Espacio Abierto     Open Access  
Espiral     Open Access  
Estudios Geográficos     Open Access  
Estudios Rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios sobre las Culturas Contemporáneas     Open Access  
Estudios Sociologicos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ethnicities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Ethnologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
European Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Eutopía - Revista de Desarrollo Económico Territorial     Open Access  
Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Extensão Rural     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Facta Universitatis, Series : Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology and History     Open Access  
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Family & Community History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 8)
Fokus pa familien     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Forum Sociológico     Open Access  
Games and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
GEMS : Gender, Education, Music, and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Gender and Behaviour     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Genre, sexualité & société     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Good Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Grounded Theory Review : an International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Group Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Health Sociology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Health, Culture and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Hispania     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
Hospitality & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Human and Social Studies : Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human Architecture : Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Human Factors in Information Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 64)
Human Figurations : Long-term Perspectives on the Human Condition     Open Access  
Humanity & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
IFE Psychologia : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Illawarra Unity - Journal of the Illawarra Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Information Technology, Education and Society     Full-text available via subscription  
Information, Communication & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69)
İnsan & Toplum Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interfaces Brasil/Canadá     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Area Studies Review     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Applied Sociology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Comparative Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Conflict and Violence     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Developing Societies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Japanese Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Research in Sociology and Social Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Social Quality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
International Journal of Sociology of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Sustainable Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of the Sociology of Language     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of the Sociology of Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Work Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Review for the Sociology of Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Review of Sociology: Revue Internationale de Sociologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
International Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Studies in Sociology of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
IRIS European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Irish Journal of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Íslenska Thjodfélagid     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Italian Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal for Islamic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of African Studies and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Ayn Rand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Borderlands Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Chain-computerisation     Open Access  
Journal of Chinese Sociology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Classical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cognition and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology     Partially Free   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Critical Realism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Ecological Anthropology     Open Access  
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)

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Journal Cover   Sexuality Research and Social Policy
  [SJR: 0.707]   [H-I: 9]   [7 followers]  Follow
   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
   ISSN (Print) 1868-9884 - ISSN (Online) 1553-6610
   Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2281 journals]
  • Ghent’s Red-Light District in Comparative Perspective
    • Abstract: Abstract Research on modern red-light districts is centered largely on street prostitution zones. Missing from most of the literature are studies that examine red-light districts consisting of clusters of visible indoor businesses that are legal and regulated by the authorities. This paper examines this kind of zone in Ghent, Belgium. A variety of data is used to document this red-light district’s social and physical ecology, routine activities within it, and key characteristics of actors involved in the sector. The goal of the paper is to provide a fairly comprehensive analysis of both the zone’s internal arrangements as well as ways in which it is shaped by external forces. The findings are then compared to previous research on red-light districts in two other Belgian cities, Antwerp and Brussels, which reveals significant differences between the three settings.
      PubDate: 2015-09-01
  • Theism, Secularism, and Sexual Education in the United States
    • Abstract: Abstract Substantial bodies of literature have examined public opinion about sexual education, the politicization of sexual education in public schools, and connections between population characteristics and social policies. At present, however, little is known about whether and how population characteristics predict the likelihood of specific sexual education policies. We analyze data at the state level in the USA to determine if and how specific religious aspects of states’ populations influence the likelihood of specific sexual education policies. Results indicate that high levels of theism significantly increase the likelihood of sexual education policies stressing abstinence, while higher levels of individuals not actively participating in organized religion correlate with a significantly higher likelihood of having sexual education policy that mandates the coverage of contraception. We discuss these findings in a framework of symbolic politics and moral communities, focusing on the intersections of religion, politics, and sexuality.
      PubDate: 2015-09-01
  • Attitudes Toward Homosexuality Among Nursing Students in a Public
           University in Malaysia: the Religious Factor
    • Abstract: Abstract Islam is the federal religion of Malaysia and prohibits homosexuality. However, homosexual people undeniably exist in the community. Because all healthcare professionals are required to abide by the code of professional conduct that demands fair deliverance of care to patients, it is important that they are able to draw a line between professionalism and personal judgment when dealing with homosexual patients so that the standard of care for these individuals is not jeopardized. This study examined Malaysian nursing students’ attitudes toward homosexuality. Four hundred and ninety-five nursing students from University Malaya Medical Centre were recruited to participate in this study. Attitudes toward homosexuality and degree of religiosity were measured using the Homosexuality Attitude Scale (HAS) and the Duke University Religion Index (DUREL), respectively. The results showed that nursing students in Malaysia have negative attitudes toward homosexuality, and there is a significant correlation between homosexuality and intrinsic religiosity. These findings provide important baseline information for future research studies, and indicate the need for educational awareness interventions to increase tolerance toward homosexuals among nursing students in Malaysia.
      PubDate: 2015-09-01
  • Lesbian Mother Families and Gay Father Families in Italy: Family
           Functioning, Dyadic Satisfaction, and Child Well-Being
    • Abstract: Abstract The literature underlines that lesbian mother and gay father families are similar to those with heterosexual parents, regarding family functioning, dyadic satisfaction, and child development. This paper compares 40 same-sex families and 40 heterosexual parents in the Italian context. In Italy, it is impossible for same-sex couples or single lesbians and gay men to adopt a child, become married, or enter civil partnerships. The participants were administered self-reports, in order to investigate the dyadic relationships, family functioning, and emotional and social adjustment of their children. Lesbian and gay parents reported higher levels of dyadic adjustment, flexibility, and communication in their family than heterosexual parents. Data from the present study demonstrated that children raised by lesbian and gay parents showed a similar level of emotion regulation and psychological well-being than children raised by heterosexual parents. In Italy, negative attitudes towards same-sex families persist, and educational programs should be developed to deconstruct stereotypes regarding gay and lesbian parent families. These results have important implications in both clinical and social fields.
      PubDate: 2015-09-01
  • “The Law’s the Law, Right?” Sexual Minority Mothers
           Navigating Legal Inequities and Inconsistencies
    • Abstract: Abstract LGB parents face a number of legal inequities and confront a legal landscape that not only varies drastically by state but also quickly changes. Research has shown that some LGB parents and prospective parents have inaccurate knowledge about the laws relating to parenting. Drawing on data from 21 interviews, I ask how sexual minority mothers gain knowledge about the law. I found that people were very aware of the legal inequities they face and sought to become knowledgeable about the law before they had children. Sexual minority mothers reported using four primary methods to learn about the law: doing independent research, relying on friends, relying on LGBT organizations, and hiring an attorney. The method upon which they relied was shaped by class. Notably, people received conflicting and at times inaccurate legal information depending on the method upon which they relied. Throughout the process of learning about the law, parents experienced anger, stress, and fear. These findings shed light on some of the inequities that sexual minority parents face insofar as they must expend added effort to gain knowledge about the law. The findings can also help efforts to ensure that legal knowledge is disseminated effectively, which is especially important given how quickly the legal landscape for LGB parents is changing.
      PubDate: 2015-09-01
  • Making Up Allies: The Identity Choreography of Straight LGBT Activism
    • Abstract: Abstract This qualitative study investigates the contemporary landscape of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) politics and activism, specifically the concept and identities of “straight allies.” Through in-depth interviews with 13 individuals who identify as straight allies, we explore how these heterosexuals engage in LGBT politics and activist cultures. We take a grounded theory approach to data analysis, through which the concept of “passive” and “active” activism emerges as a framework to understand these allies’ meaning-making practices, as well as how they negotiate the emotional, interpersonal, life-historical, and mass-mediated complexities of being straight allies when interacting with LGBT communities and engaging in pro-LGBT politics. We draw upon Thompson’s (2005) theory of ontological choreography to posit “identity choreography” as way to describe and make sense of the heterogeneous knowledges and experiences our participants use to constitute their straight ally identities and to evaluate others’ ally identities and activisms. Implications for future research on LGBT politics and straight allies, particularly in terms of education, attitude change, and activism, are discussed.
      PubDate: 2015-09-01
  • Important but Incomplete: Plan B as an Avenue for Post-assault Care
    • Abstract: Abstract Many survivors of rape do not seek post-assault care. The recent change in status of emergency contraception (EC), such as Plan B, to an over-the-counter (OTC) product may be further changing post-assault care seeking. This descriptive study will quantify OTC EC use in the post-assault period and elicit survivors’ desires for care. Data were collected from women purchasing OTC EC at university pharmacies (n = 55) and students in an undergraduate university class (n = 165). Quantitative results indicate annual prevalence rates of post-assault OTC EC use as 5.4–7.3 %. Qualitative analyses indicate that OTC EC is an important but incomplete form of post-assault care. Future work should focus on intervention development to provide all OTC EC users with information about post-assault resources to prevent long-term sequelae.
      PubDate: 2015-08-16
  • Sexuality Education Policy Implementation in Two Rural Midwestern School
    • Abstract: Abstract This study sought to further interrogate the sexuality education debate from the perspective of the educational policy being implemented to achieve established curricular requirements and goals in rural midwestern communities. To this point, very little research has examined the way in which sexuality education curricula are implemented in these communities. The overall purpose of this study was to analyze sexuality education policy implementation in two rural midwestern communities in the state of Iowa. The researcher was interested in learning how administrators and educators in rural midwestern communities implemented sexuality education policy, and understanding that process from a social cognitive theoretical framework. A qualitative case study was conducted. Seven local administrators and educators from two rural school districts in the state of Iowa were interviewed. Analysis revealed four interactive themes that shed light on how sexuality education policy is implemented in rural midwestern communities: (a) values and beliefs of implementing agents, (b) community context, (c) implementing agent interaction, and (d) organization and administration of sexuality education. Ultimately, the impact of situated social cognition on implementing agents’ decisions with regard to sexuality education was evident and significant. Prior knowledge (Cohen and Weiss 1993), social situations and community history (Lin 2000), professional discourses (Hill 1999), and informal networks all impacted the implementing agents’ cognitive frameworks.
      PubDate: 2015-08-15
  • Parents’ Attitudes About School-Based Sex Education in Croatia
    • Abstract: Abstract In 2012, a culture war over a comprehensive sexuality education module, included in the first ever school-based health education (HE) program, erupted in Croatia. Both the opponents of the program and the supporters claimed to represent the opinion of the majority of parents. This study aimed to assess parents’ support for the program and to explore the association between familiarity with and support for health and sexuality education. All analyses were based on the data from two national probability-based samples of parents (n = 1949 and n = 919) surveyed as a part of the HE program evaluation study carried out in the period between May 2013 and May 2014. At the end of the period under observation, a large majority of participants (78.6 %) supported the program. A significant association between familiarity with and support for the program was observed only after more (detailed) information about HE became publicly available. Form teachers that parents trusted seemed to facilitate parents’ familiarity with the program. Considering the controversial character of sexuality education, timely and systematic efforts directed at providing parents with comprehensive information about the program may be crucial for its successful implementation.
      PubDate: 2015-08-01
  • Attitudes Toward Masturbation Among Residents of Spanish Residential Aged
           Care Facilities
    • Abstract: Abstract The purpose of this research was to explore residents’ attitudes toward masturbation in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). The sample consisted of 47 residents who were purposively selected from five RACFs in the city of Barcelona. Participants were asked to reflect upon what they would think, how they would react, and what possible reactions they might expect from staff were they to enter a room and find a fellow RACF resident masturbating. Almost half the residents expressed some kind of negative reaction, ranging from calling into question the appropriateness of masturbation to extreme rejection of this sexual behavior, although positive and neutral reactions also emerged. Most participants said they would avoid interfering with the situation and that they would expect the same reaction from staff. However, reprimanding the resident in question was also mentioned. Results are discussed in the light of privacy and group pressure issues, which could act as barriers to this kind of sexual expression in RACF. We highlight also the importance of developing formal policies and offering sex education to residents in order to preserve and promote their sexual rights and needs.
      PubDate: 2015-08-01
  • Ethical and Legal Considerations for Crafting Rigorous Online Sex
           Trafficking Research Methodology
    • Abstract: Abstract The literature involving human trafficking is limited and often involves advocacy groups, victim shelters, and gatekeepers. As a result, an inaccurate representation of human trafficking may occur. To increase the existing literature base, many investigators are crafting methodology that involves examining Internet-based commercial sex advertisements. Such investigation involves the undetermined ontological status of the Internet and raises the question of whether such postings are representative of written, publicly available text or if they are representative of human participants. This paper postulates that the increased risk of examining Internet-based commercial sex advertisements may dissuade scholars from interpreting the Internet as a textual repository. This could be the result of mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse as required by state law and the required reporting of felonious behavior as required by federal law. The authors advocate for the adoption of a human subjects approach to Internet-based sex trafficking research as it reduces the potential for inadvertent harm to parties, but to also request a waiver of informed consent as is outlined in §46.116 and §46.408 (c) of Part 46, Protection of Human Subjects.
      PubDate: 2015-08-01
  • Multiple and Concurrent Sex Partnerships and Social Norms: Young
           Adults’ Sexual Relationships in the Metropolitan Communities of Cape
           Town, South Africa
    • Abstract: Abstract Even though antiretroviral treatment is becoming more efficient and available, new HIV infections still occur, and this is particularly evident in the sub-Saharan Africa region. Heterosexual intercourse is still the main mode of HIV transmission in the region, and multiple and concurrent sex partners are arguably crucial for the spread of the epidemic. It is therefore problematic that sexual risk-taking, in terms of multiple and concurrent sex partners, persists in spite of HIV awareness and knowledge. This study examines the role of social norms on multiple and concurrent sex partnerships using longitudinal data of young adults residing in the metropolitan communities of Cape Town in South Africa. Overall, our results show that the social norms related to multiple and concurrent sex partners, in the community, have a positive and significant influence on young adults’ choice of sex partners. This effect appears to be stronger amongst male young adults, than female young adults.
      PubDate: 2015-07-28
  • Psychological Well-being Among Religious and Spiritual-identified Young
           Gay and Bisexual Men
    • Abstract: Abstract Religiosity and spirituality are often integral facets of human development. Young gay and bisexual men (YGBM), however, may find themselves at odds when attempting to reconcile potentially conflicting identities like religion and their sexual orientation. We sought to explore how different components of religiosity (participation, commitment, spiritual coping) are linked to different markers of psychological well-being (life purpose, self-esteem, and internalized homophobia). Using data collected in Metro Detroit (N = 351 ages 18-29 years; 47 % African American, 29 % Non-Latino White, 8 % Latino, 16 % Other Race), we examined how components of religiosity/spirituality were associated with psychological well-being among religious/spiritual-identified participants. An overwhelming majority (79.5 %) identified as religious/spiritual, with most YGBM (91.0 %) reporting spirituality as a coping source. Over three quarters of our religious/spiritual sample (77.7 %) reported attending a religious service in the past year. Religious participation and commitment were negatively associated with psychological well-being. Conversely, spiritual coping was positively associated with YGBM’s psychological well-being. Programs assisting YGBM navigate multiple/conflicting identities through sexuality-affirming resources may aid improve of their psychological well-being. We discuss the public health potential of increasing sensitivity to the religious/spiritual needs of YGBM across social service organizations.
      PubDate: 2015-07-25
  • Routine Activities and Perceived Homophobia Among Older Lesbians
    • Abstract: Abstract Research on experiences of perceived homophobia among the older lesbian population has been limited. Using data from a national, online survey of 456 lesbians over the age of 51, the authors explore the correlates of perceived homophobia using a routine activities approach. Potential correlates explored include both risk and protective factors experienced in the daily lives of the women surveyed. The findings indicate that risk and protective factors affect personal and systemic homophobia differently. Risk factors such as being “out” to family were related to all forms of homophobia, while protective factors seem to impact systemic and personal homophobia differently. Findings suggest a need for further research examining potential protective factors for older lesbians.
      PubDate: 2015-06-28
  • Homonegativity in Italy: Cultural Issues, Personality Characteristics, and
           Demographic Correlates with Negative Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men
    • Abstract: Abstract This study is an extension of earlier research that investigated the nature of homonegativity among Italian people (Lingiardi et al. 2005). We used the Modern Homophobia Scale (MHS), adapted to be more appropriate for the Italian social and cultural context. Associations were examined between homophobic attitudes, demographics, and personality characteristics and contact with lesbians and gay men. Gender issues were considered twice, from the viewpoint of both the agent and the target of the prejudice. The findings indicated that people at higher risk of possessing homonegative attitudes are older; less educated; more involved in religion and politically conservative; characterized by a more conforming, moralistic, and rule-bound personality, according to Cattell’s personality factors; and have poor contact experience with lesbians and gay men. Males tended to have higher levels of homonegativity toward gay men but not toward lesbians. Proposals to reduce antigay bias in the Italian context will be briefly discussed.
      PubDate: 2015-06-24
  • The Internet as a Source of Sexual Information in a Sample of Spanish
           Adolescents: Associations with Sexual Behavior
    • Abstract: Abstract Given the widespread availability of sexual information and content on the internet, together with the web’s corresponding appeal (e.g., anonymity, portability, and social networking), it is likely that many adolescents learn about sex online. However, the internet has rarely been considered in studies on teenagers’ sources of sexual information, and the literature has several limitations and gaps. This study aims mainly to examine the amount of sexual information that a sample of Spanish adolescents receives from the internet, along with its usefulness, differences by sex and developmental stage, and associations with sexual behavior. A total of 3809 secondary students aged 12 to 17 completed a written survey anonymously. According to the analyses, 68.4 % of the participants had received sexual information online. Boys and middle adolescents obtained more (and more useful) information. Receiving more sexual information online was associated with masturbation and engaging in non-coital and coital behavior, but not with age or condom use at first intercourse. Since the internet appears to be a promising, useful, and widely accessed source of sexual information among adolescents, professionals are encouraged to incorporate internet-based approaches into their sexual education interventions with this age group.
      PubDate: 2015-06-23
  • Challenging Race-Based Stereotypes about Gay and Bisexual Men’s
           Sexual Behavior and Perceived Penis Size and Size Satisfaction
    • Abstract: Abstract Racial prejudice and stereotyping in gay and bisexual communities may be important contextual factors that contribute to racial disparities in HIV. In an effort to challenge race-based stereotypes regarding gay and bisexual men’s sexuality, we sought to determine the extent to which race and ethnicity were associated with (1) racial homophily (i.e., same-race partnerships), (2) sexual behavior (e.g., number of partners, condomless anal sex (CAS), sexual position (top/versatile/bottom)), and (3) perceived penis size and size satisfaction. Data were taken from a survey of 1,009 gay and bisexual men recruited using a street-intercept method at gay, lesbian, and bisexual community events in NYC in 2006—15 % Black, 61 % White, 18 % Latino, and 6 % Asian/Pacific Islander (mean age, 35.7). There was strong evidence of racial homophily (i.e., having a partner of the same race) among men who were in relationships, particularly for White and Black men. Race and ethnicity was largely unassociated with multiple dimensions of sexual behavior (e.g., number of partners, CAS, sexual positioning). Although we observed some racial and ethnic differences in perceived penis size that were consistent with stereotypes, the magnitudes of the differences were insufficient to justify the stereotype. As well, there were no significant differences with regard to satisfaction with penis size or lying to others about penis size. The disproportionate HIV prevalence among Black and Latino men does not appear to be as a result of differences in sexual behavior (e.g., CAS, number of partners) and race-based sexual stereotypes were largely unsupported by empirical data.
      PubDate: 2015-05-07
  • Sex Education and Support of LGB Families: a Family Impact Analysis of the
           Personal Responsibility Education Program
    • Abstract: Abstract The authorization of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) represents a significant legislative shift in how social policy in the United States implements school-based sexual health education to address concerns for youth health. In contrast to its abstinence-based predecessors, this federally funded program provides a more comprehensive approach to sex education that includes content on contraception, is evidence-based, and emphasizes diversity and service to vulnerable populations. Yet, despite these improvements to how sex education policy facilitates the healthy development of youth, the design and implementation of PREP do not provide substantial support of lesbian, bisexual, and gay (LGB) populations. This paper applies a family impact analysis framework to further explore this policy limitation and demonstrates how PREP perpetuates the heteronormative legacy of sex education in a way that continues to marginalize and harm LGB families.
      PubDate: 2015-04-25
  • Erratum to: “Um… I’m Pregnant.” Young Men’s
           Attitudes Towards Their Role in Abortion Decision-Making
    • PubDate: 2015-04-18
  • Comparing Sexuality Communication Among Offspring of Teen Parents and
           Adult Parents: a Different Role for Extended Family
    • Abstract: Abstract This brief report examined teenagers’ sexuality communication with their parents and extended families. It compared who teens of early parents (those who had children when they were adolescents) and teens of later parents (those who were adults when they had children) talk to about sex. Eighth grade students (N = 1281) in 24 schools completed survey items about their communication about sex. Structural equation modeling was used to predict communication profiles, while adjusting for the nesting of students within schools. After controlling for teens’ age, gender, race/ethnicity, grades, parent/guardian closeness, and social desirability of survey responses, as well as family status and median family income, results showed that teens of early (teen) parents were more likely than teens of later (adult) parents to talk with both parents and extended family about sex and less likely than later parents to talk only with parents. These findings indicate that realities of teen sexuality communication for teens of early parents may extend beyond a parent-teen model to include extended family. Extended family involvement in educational outreach is a potential untapped resource to support sexual health for teens of early parents.
      PubDate: 2015-02-19
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