Carter, Ernesto Chvez, Brian Connolly, Jim Downs, Marisa J. The essays are bold and thought provoking and consider underexplored areas of historical inquiry.
However Connexions is used, readers will agree that the project of seeing 'race and sexuality as driving forces of historical research' is necessary."--Journal of American History "In this innovative, interdisciplinary collection of essays, Downs, Morgan, and Brier update the insights and methods of intersectionality for a new generation of scholars whose questions interrogate the heteronormative and racial practices that have marginalized black female and queer historical subjects."--Kathleen Brown, author of Foul Bodies: Cleanliness in Early America "This is a timely and important volume that encourages temporal conversations about the intersection of race and sexuality.
• There has been a shift toward evidence-based interventions in the United States over the last few decades.
The first dedicated federal funding stream for evaluation of adolescent sexual health programs was established in 2010 and has contributed to improvement in the quality and quantity of evaluation research.
• As of 2015, fewer than six percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students aged 13–21 reported that their health classes had included positive representations of LGBT-related topics.
• Leading public health and medical professional organizations—including the American Medical Association; the American Academy of Pediatrics; the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; the American Public Health Association; the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine); the American School Health Association and the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine—support comprehensive sex education.
• Declines in formal sex education were concentrated among young people residing in rural areas.
Here we consider the role of parents, health care providers and digital media as potential sources of sexual health information for adolescents.
• In 2011–2013, 70% of males and 78% of females aged 15–19 reported having talked with a parent about at least one of six sex education topics: how to say no to sex, methods of birth control, STDs, where to get birth control, how to prevent HIV infection and how to use a condom.
• In 2011–2013, more than 80% of adolescents aged 15–19 had received formal instruction about STDs, HIV and AIDS or how to say no to sex.
In contrast, only 55% of young men and 60% of young women had received formal instruction about methods of birth control.
• “Formal” sexual health education is instruction that generally takes place in a structured setting, such as a school, youth center, church or other community-based location.