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Sexuality Education Resources for Professionals

December 1999/January 2000


This bibliography is designed to help professionals develop a core sexuality library. There are many publications that address sexuality issues. This list includes a select number of books and reports that address both general and specific subject areas as well as a list of organizations that also address similar subjects. SIECUS offers many annotated bibliographies on sexuality issues. They are available on our Web site.

This bibliography is a more comprehensive version of a printed version titled Books for Professionals. All of the books in this bibliography are a permanent part of the Mary S. Calderone Library collection. Individuals interested in purchasing the books, should check the contact and price information in each annotation (which don't include shipping and handling).

This bibliography is available free of charge on the SIECUS Web site. The abridged printed version is available for $3 per copy from the SIECUS Publications Department, 130 West 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 10036-7802; Phone: 212/819-9770; Fax: 212/819-9776; E-mail: siecus@siecus.org.

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Books

The Best Intentions: Unintended Pregnancy and the Well-Being of Children and Families
Sarah S. Brown and Leon Eisenberg, Editors
This book examines the causes and consequences of unintended pregnancy in the United States. It then suggests and evaluates prevention strategies. The authors propose a national campaign to reduce unintended pregnancies through education, research, increased access to contraception, and emphasis on the important role that feelings and interpersonal relationships play in prevention.
1995; $29.95; ISBN 0-309-05230-0; National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Lock Box 285, Washington, DC 20055; Phone: 800/624-6242; Fax: 202/334-2451; Web site: http://www.nap.edu

Contraceptive Technology: Seventeenth Revised Edition
Robert A. Hatcher, M.D., M.P.H. et al.
This book provides clear information about sexual anatomy and physiology, sexually transmitted diseases, contraceptive methods, and women's reproductive health problems. The authors emphasize the need for education and counseling. The book includes relevant statistics and strategies. It also includes a list of family planning resources as well as a glossary and index.
1998; $39.95; ISBN 0-9664902-0-7; Ardent Media Inc., c/o American Book Center, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY 11205; Phone: 800/218-1535; Fax: 718/935-9647

A Descriptive Dictionary and Atlas of Sexology
Robert T. Francoeur, Editor-in-Chief
This book provides comprehensive definitions for sexual terms. It also includes charts and diagrams to illustrate psychosexual development, sexual anatomy and physiology, and reproduction.
1991; out of print; Continuum Publishing Company, P.O. Box 605, Herndon, VA 20172; Phone: 800/561-7704; Fax: 703/661-1501; Web site: http://www.continuum-books.com

Dubious Conceptions: The Politics of Teenage Pregnancy
Kristin Luker
This book combines historical information, statistics, and personal narratives to paint a picture of teenage mothers in America today. It examines the important roles that race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status play in teenage pregnancy. It also traces how teen pregnancy rates are influenced by politics.
1997; $14.95; ISBN 0674217039; Harvard University Press, Customer Service, 79 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138; Phone: 800/448-2242; Fax: 800/962-4983; Web site: http://www.hup.harvard.edu

For Sex Education, See Librarian: A Guide to Issues and Resources
Martha Cornog and Timothy Perper
This is a guide to sexuality materials available for libraries. The book covers the history of sexuality education and sexuality materials in libraries. It also provides guidelines for accessing, collecting, cataloging, and programming the information. There are annotated bibliographies on "Sexuality and Behavior," "Homosexuality and Gender Issues," "Life Cycle Issues," "Sex and Society," and "Sexual Problems."
1996; $45; ISBN 0-313-29022-9; Greenwood Publishing Group, P.O. Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881-5007; Phone: 800/225-5800; Fax: 203/222-1502; Web site: http://www.greenwood.com

Going All The Way: Teenage Girls' Tales of Sex, Romance and Pregnancy
Sharon Thompson
This book contains the results of over 400 interviews of adolescent girls conducted from 1978 to 1986. The narratives touch on many aspects of their sexuality, including romantic expectations, sexual decision-making, teen motherhood, relationships, and sexual orientation.
1995; $13; ISBN 0809015994; VHPS, 16365 James Madison Highway, Gordonsville, VA 22942; Phone: 888/330-8477; Fax: 800/672-2054

Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures
Clive M. Davis, et al., Editors
This handbook consists of over 180 instruments -- inventories, questionnaires, and scales -- covering 50 topics including abortion, contraception, education, homosexuality, orgasm, rape, and sexually transmitted diseases. Each chapter describes the development and appropriate use of each instrument as well as information on timing, scoring, and interpretation.
1998; $124.95; ISBN 0-8039-7111-7; Sage Publications Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320; Phone: 805/499-0721; Fax: 805/499-0871; Web site: http://www.sagepub.com

The Hidden Epidemic: Confronting Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Thomas Eng and William T. Butler, Editors, Institute of Medicine
This book examines the scope of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States and provides a critical assessment of the nation's response to this public health crisis. It identifies the components of an effective national STD prevention and control strategy, provides direction for an appropriate response to the epidemic, offers recommendations for improving public awareness and education, and documents the economic costs of STDs.
1997; $39.95; ISBN 0-309-05495-8; National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Lock Box 285, Washington, DC 20055; Phone: 800/624-6242; Fax: 202/334-2451; Web site: http://www.nap.edu

The HIV Challenge: Prevention Education for Young People, 2nd Edition
Marcia Quackenbush, Kay Clark and Mary Nelson, Editors
This book is intended to design, implement, and evaluate successful HIV prevention education programs. Topics include "Real People, the Real World and a Real Disease," "Real Learning: What Works?," "The Youth Connection: Where Does It Happen?," "In the Classroom: Students Need to Know," "Facing the Issues: Controversy and HIV Education," "Many Cultures, One Goal: HIV Prevention;" "Exceptional Circumstances, Additional Risks."
1995; $29.95; ISBN 1-56071-363-1; ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Web site: http://www.etr.org

The International Encyclopedia of Sexuality
Robert T. Francoeur, Editor
This three-volume set provides straightforward, comprehensive information about sexual beliefs, norms, and activities in 32 countries. Each chapter follows the same content outline which enables the reader to easily compare specific sexual issues in different countries. A list of international resources and an index are included.
1999; $225, three-volume set; ISBN 0-8264-0841-9; Continuum Publishing Company, P.O. Box 605, Herndon, VA 20172; Phone: 800/561-7704; Fax: 703/661-1501; Web site: http://www.continuum-books.com

Learning About Sexuality: A Practical Beginning
Sondra Zeidenstein and Kirsten Moore, Editors
This book examines ways in which sexuality, gender roles, and power imbalances in intimate relationships influence family planning and reproductive health choices. It is a compilation of essays detailing sexuality research and programs from a variety of cultures. It is divided into three sections: "Approaches to Understanding the Experience of Sexuality," "Understanding and Acting on the Links among Sexuality, Contraception, and Reproductive Health," and "Challenging Entrenched Attitudes and Behavior Related to Sexuality."
1996; $20; ISBN 0-87834-085-8; The Population Council, 1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017; Phone: 212/339-0514; Fax: 212/755-6052; Web site: http://www.popcouncil.org

The Multicultural Challenge in Health Education
Ana Consuelo Matiella, M.A., Editor
This book includes the strategies that 28 health educators have used to make health education culturally relevant. Topics include "Foundations for Multicultural Health Education," "Comprehensive Health Education in a Multicultural World," "Multicultural Relevancy in Instruction," "Increasing Staff Capabilities," "Working Together: Family and Community Involvement."
1994; $34.95; ISBN 1-56071-355-0; ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Web site: http://www.etr.org

Our Bodies, Our Selves for the New Century: A Book by and for Women
The Boston Women's Health Book Collective
This book is an easy-to-use resource that addresses all aspects of women's bodies. This updated version covers such topics such as the female condom, RU 486, and mastectomy issues, among other female health concerns. It addresses issues relating to heterosexual, lesbian, and bisexual women.
1998; $24; ISBN 0-684842-31-9; Simon & Schuster, Attention: Order Department,100 Front Street, Riverside, NJ 08075;Phone: 800/223-2348; Fax: 800/943-9831; Web site: http://www.simonsays.com

Reproductive Health in Developing Countries: Expanding Dimensions, Building Solutions
Amy O. Tsui, Judith N. Wasserheit, and John G. Haaga, Editors
This book provides information about the magnitude of reproductive health problems in developing countries, and what is known about the effectiveness of interventions in these areas. The topics covered in this collection of essays include infection-free sexual relationships, intended pregnancies and births, healthy pregnancy and delivery, and healthy sexuality.
1997; $49.95; ISBN 0-309-05644-6; National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Lock Box 285, Washington, DC 20055; Phone: 800/624-6242; Fax: 202/334-2451; Web site: http://www.nap.edu

The Scapegoat Generation: America's War on Adolescents
Mike A. Males
This book is a review of statistics and findings that debunk myths of the sexual and other behaviors of adolescents. The author maintains that adolescents are the scapegoats for a society that is not dealing with issues that need to be addressed.
1996; $13.46; ISBN 1-56751-080-9; Common Courage Press, P.O. Box 702, Monroe, ME, 04951; Phone: 800/497-3207; Fax: 207/525-3068; Web site: http://www.commoncouragepress.com

Sexuality and the Curriculum: The Politics and Practices of Sexuality Education
James T. Sears, Editor
This book is a collection of 15 essays that challenge conventional assumptions about sexuality and sexuality curricula from kindergarten through college. It explores both "explicit and hidden sexuality curricula" in schools -- messages students receive from the behaviors of teachers and administrators, the locker room, the cafeteria, and peers -- and proposes specific strategies and alternatives to implementing curricula. A resource list and index are included.
1992; $22.95; ISBN 0-8077-3152-8; Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027; Phone: 800/575-6566; Fax: 212/678-4149; Web site: http://www.tc.columbia.edu

Sexuality Education Across Cultures
Janice M. Irvine
Written for professionals who teach about sexuality issues or counsel parents about sexuality issues, this book explores the ways in which cultural differences shape beliefs about gender and sexual thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It also shows how a better understanding of cultural diversity will improve communication and create more effective sexuality education programs.
1995; $32.95;ISBN 0-7879-0154-7; Jossey-Bass Inc., 350 Sansome Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104; Phone: 800/956-7739; Fax: 800/605-2665; Web site: http://www.josseybass.com

The Sexuality Education Challenge: Promoting Healthy Sexuality in Young People
Judy C. Drole and Kay Clark, Editors
This book consists of 35 chapters written by sexuality educators. Topics include the history of sexuality education, challenges to sexuality education in schools and conservative communities, teacher training for sexuality education, and the role of the media in sexuality education. It also evaluates sexuality education programs. A list of resources and an index are included.
1994; $39.95; ISBN 1-56071-130-2; ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Web site: http://www.etr.org

Sexuality Education in Postsecondary and Professional Training Settings
James W. Maddock, Ph.D., Editor
This volume was written by and geared toward sexuality educators of young adults. The essays cover sexuality education in undergraduate courses, seminaries and theological schools, and medical schools.
1997; $54.99; ISBN 0-7890-0027-X; The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-5857; Phone: 800/429-6784; Fax: 800/895-0582

Sexual Pharmacology: Drugs that Affect Sexual Functioning
Theresa L. Crenshaw, M.D., and James P. Goldberg, Ph.D.
Intended for medical professionals, this book is a user-friendly reference on the positive and negative effects of drugs on sexual functioning.
1996; $75; ISBN 0-393-70144-1; W. W. Norton & Company, Professional Book Orders, 800 Keystone Industrial Park, Scranton, PA 18512; Phone: 800/233-4830; Fax: 800/458-6515; Web site: http://www.wwnorton.com

The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States
Edward O. Laumann, et al.
This book for professionals contains the findings of the National Health and Social Life Survey (NHSLS) designed to determine the incidence and prevalence of sexual practices and to place them in their social contexts. Topics include early sexual experiences, masturbation, contraception and fertility, abortion, gay and lesbian sexuality, sexual abuse and coercion, sexual health, sexual satisfaction, and sexual dysfunction. The authors also published Sex in America: A Definitive Survey (1994; CSG Enterprises, Inc.; ISBN 0-316-07524-8) with findings on the same survey for the lay person.
1994; $49.95; ISBN 0-226-46957-3; University of Chicago Press, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628; Phone: 800/621-2736; Fax: 800/621-8476; Web site: http://www.press.uchicago.edu

Studies in Human Sexuality: A Selected Guide, Second Edition
Suzanne G. Frayser and Thomas J. Whitby
This book is a comprehensive bibliographic guide on human sexuality. It includes over 1,000 abstracts covering such general areas as medicine, psychology, anthropology, sociology, religion, law, education, history, literature, and the arts. It also highlights such specific issues as abortion, AIDS, prostitution, sexuality education, sexual abuse, sexuality and the media, and gay and lesbian sexuality.
1995; $85; ISBN 1-56308-131-8; Libraries Unlimited, P. O. Box 6633, Englewood, CO 80155-6633; Phone: 800/237-6124; Fax: 303/220-8843; Web site: http://www.lu.com

Teaching About Sexuality and HIV: Principles and Methods for Effective Education
Evonne Hedgepeth and Joan Helmich
This comprehensive book for teachers and community health educators focuses on the "how" and "why" of effective sexuality and HIV education rather than on the "what." It includes discussions on the creation of a productive learning environment. It also provides interactive and practical methods educators can use to review principles and address concerns about sexuality and HIV education.
1996; $20; ISBN: 0-8147-3535-5; New York University Press, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012-1091; Phone: 212/998-2575; Fax: 212/995-3833; Web site: http://www.nyupress.nyu.edu


Directories, Reports and Studies

Adolescent Health Issues: State Actions, 1998
National Conference of State Legislatures
This annual report is a compilation of laws and resolutions passed in state legislatures in 1998 that affect adolescent health issues. Topics include abstinence and sexuality education, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, mental health, pregnancy and parenting, school health and school-based health services, substance abuse, tobacco, and violence prevention. The 1999 report is scheduled for publication in December.
1998; $20; ISBN 1-55516-794-2; National Conference of State Legislatures, 444 North Capitol Street, N.W., Suite 515, Washington, DC 20001; Phone: 202/624-5400; Fax: 202/737-1069; Web site: http://www.ncsl.org

Adolescent Pregnancy: State/Local Coalition Directory
The National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting and Prevention
This annual directory provides information on state and local coalitions concerned about adolescent pregnancy, parenting, and pregnancy prevention. It assists state and local organizations across the country in sharing program information and organizational strategies.
1998; $5; The National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting and Prevention, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037; Phone: 202/293-8370; Fax: 202/293-8805; Web site: http://www.noappp.org

Between the Lines: States' Implementation of the Federal Government's Section 510(b) Abstinence Education Program in Fiscal Year 1998
Daniel Daley and Vivian C. Wong
This report is based on SIECUS' analysis of states' use of 1998 federal funds to teach students abstinence-only-until-marriage as the "expected standard of human sexual activity." The report includes an overview of the federal program and related debates; findings on state programs; and details on specific programs from 45 states and the District of Columbia.
1999; $24.95; SIECUS, 130 West 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 10036-7802; Phone: 212/819-9770; Fax: 212/819-9776.

But Does It Work? Improving Evaluations of Sexuality Education
Debra W. Haffner, M.P.H. and Eva S. Goldfarb, Ph.D.
This report offers recommendations and resources to improve evaluations of sexuality education programs. It is the result of a symposium of 15 of the nation's most prominent researchers. The report includes the status of current evaluation research; methodologies to improve education programs; and help for program managers, evaluators, and funders.
1997; $3; SIECUS, 130 West 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 10036-7802; Phone: 212/819-9770; Fax: 212/819-9776.

Calculated Compassion: How the Ex-Gay Movement Serves the Right's Attack on Democracy
Surina Khan
In response to the "ex-gay" movement, this report from Political Research Associates, the Policy Institute of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and Equal Partners in Faith examines how the Christian Right has adopted this movement in response to increasing pressure to soften its homophobic rhetoric.
1998; $6; Political Research Associates, 120 Beacon Street, Suite 202, Somerville, MA 02143; Phone: 617/661-9313; Fax: 617/661-0059; Web site: http://www.publiceye.org

The Commonwealth Fund Survey of the Health of Adolescent Girls
The Commonwealth Fund, Commission on Women's Health
This study of girls and boys in grades five through 12 is based on information obtained in class questionnaires in 265 public, private, and parochial schools. The survey, which compares experiences of these boys and girls, covers a broad range of issues related to five central topics: "Abuse and Violence," "Mental Health," "Health and Risky Behaviors," "Access to Health Care," and "Communication with Physicians and Other Health Care Professionals."
1997; Free; The Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021-2692; Phone: 888/777-2744; Fax: 212/606-3500; Web site: http://www.cmwf.org

Community Action Kit to Support Comprehensive Sexuality Education
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)
This kit is designed to help advocates for comprehensive sexuality education in communities across the nation. It includes strategies for organizing support; information for handouts, overheads, or posters; reviews of curricula; and related information.
1997; $19.95; SIECUS, 130 West 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 10036-7802; Phone: 212/819-9770; Fax: 212/819-9776.

European Approaches to Adolescent Sexual Behavior & Responsibility
Advocates for Youth
This monograph examines the roles of family, religion, media, community, public policy, sexuality education, and health care in promoting safer sexual behaviors in teens in the Netherlands, Germany, and France.
1999; $20; Advocates for Youth, 1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005; Phone: 202/347-5700; Fax: 202/347-2263; Web site: http://www.advocatesforyouth.org

Evaluating Abstinence-Only Interventions
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
This publication is designed to help policymakers focus on the need to evaluate abstinence-only-until-marriage programs. It consists of two parts. Part One includes recommendations to the federal government on conducting the national evaluation of abstinence-only-until-marriage programs funded by provisions in the Welfare Reform Act. Part Two includes a summary of a meeting of experts about some of the special methodological and political challenges involved in evaluating such programs.
1998; $10; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 1776 Massachusetts Ave, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20036; Phone: 202/478-8500; Fax: 202/478-8588; Web site: http://www.teenpregnancy.org

Expanding Access to Emergency Contraception: Issues and Answers
Planned Parenthood of New York City, Inc. (PPNYC)
This report is intended to increase awareness about emergency contraception among clinicians, counselors, educators, and administrators. It provides an overview on emergency contraception and also includes frequently asked questions and general issues of concern. It also addresses PPNYC's experience in providing emergency contraception.
1998; $10; PPNYC, Margaret Sanger Square, 26 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012-2413; Phone: 212/274-7328; Fax: 212/274-7300; Web site: http://www.ppnyc.org

Facing Facts: Sexual Health for America's Adolescents
Debra W. Haffner, M.P.H.
This report is a guide for policymakers, health professionals, and parents to develop policies on adolescent health. It was created by the National Commission on Adolescent Sexual Health and includes a consensus on adolescent sexual health, characteristics of a sexually healthy adolescent, and recommendations for developing policies.
1995; $12.95; SIECUS, 130 West 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 10036-7802; Phone: 212/819-9770; Fax: 212/819-9776.

Fertility, Family Planning, and Women's Health
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This new data from the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth, Vital and Health Statistics (series 23, number 19, May 1997) is based on personal interviews with a national sample of women 15 to 44 years of age in the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States. Findings cover these topics: children born and total births expected; wanted and unwanted births; sexual intercourse; marriage and cohabitation; contraceptive use; fecundity, infertility, and sterilization operations; breastfeeding, maternity leave, and child care; adoption, stepchildren, and foster children; health insurance coverage; family planning and other medical services; cigarette smoking; HIV testing; pelvic inflammatory disease; and sexuality education.
1997; Data Dissemination Branch, National Center for Health Statistics, U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6525 Belcrest Road, Room 1064; Hyattsville, MD 20782; Phone: 301/436-8500

Get Organized: A Guide to Preventing Teen Pregnancy
National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
This publication consists of three volumes: Focusing on Kids, Involving the Key Players, and Making It Happen. It is intended for people interested in taking action to prevent teen pregnancy in their communities. Chapters include "Promising Approaches to Preventing Teen Pregnancy," "Involving Teen Boys and Young Men in Teen Pregnancy Prevention," "Involving Parents and Other Adults in Teen Pregnancy Prevention," "Planning and Carrying Out a Team Pregnancy Prevention Project," and "Building Evaluation into Your Work."
1999; $19.95; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 1776 Massachusetts Ave, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20036; Phone: 202/478-8500; Fax: 202/478-8588; Web site: http://www.teenpregnancy.org

Goodbye to Girlhood: What's Troubling Girls and What We Can Do About It
Barbara Dafoe Whitehead and Theodora Ooms
This publication examines the problems girls confront; how the media, schools, and other social institutions contribute to these problems; and what can be done to create a more "girl-friendly" culture. These are reflections based in part on a roundtable meeting held by the National Campaign and the Family Impact seminar in late 1997.
1999; $15; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 1776 Massachusetts Ave, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20036; Phone: 202/478-8500; Fax: 202/478-8588; Web site: http://www.teenpregnancy.org

Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Kindergarten-12th Grade, Second Edition
The National Guidelines Task Force
These Guidelines are the first national model for comprehensive sexuality education in the United States. They were developed by a Task Force of 20 leading health, education, and sexuality experts. The Guidelines cover developmental messages for early childhood (ages 5-8), preadolescence (ages 9-12), early adolescence (ages 12-15), and adolescence (ages 15-18) in six concept and topic areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture.
1996; $7.95; SIECUS, 130 West 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 10036-7802; Phone: 212/819-9770; Fax: 212/819-9776.

The Health of Adolescent Boys: Commonwealth Fund Survey Findings
The Commonwealth Fund
This study of girls and boys in grades five through 12 is based on information obtained in class questionnaires in 265 public, private, and parochial schools. The survey, which compares the experience of boys with girls, covers a broad range of issues related to five central topics: "Abuse and Violence," "Mental Health," "Health and Risky Behaviors," "Access to Health Care," and "Communication with Physicians and Other Health Care Professionals."
1997; Free; The Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021-2692; Phone: 888/777-2744; Fax: 212/606-3500; Web site: http://www.cmwf.org

Hearing Their Voices: A Qualitative Research Study on HIV Testing and Higher-Risk Teens, June 1999
Michaels Opinion Research for The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
This report covers the perceptions, attitudes, and experiences of higher-risk teenagers toward HIV testing.
1999; Free; Publication Number 1492; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Phone: 800/656-4533; Web site: http://www.kff.org

HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, Midyear Edition, 1999
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This semiannual report (volume 11, number 1) documents HIV and AIDS cases in the United States through June 1999. It includes tables relating to HIV infection, AIDS, related opportunistic illnesses, and related deaths.
1999; U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National AIDS Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 6003, Rockville, MD 20849-6003;Phone: 800/458-5231

In Their Own Words: Adolescent Girls Discuss Health and Health Care Issues
The Commonwealth Fund, Commission on Women's Health
This report is a result of a series of focus groups conducted in preparation for a nationwide survey of the health of adolescent girls ages 10 to 19. The issues addressed include: "Access to Health Care Information," "Sources of Health Care Support," "Adolescent Mental Health Issues," "Drug and Alcohol Abuse," "Reproductive Health and Sexuality," "Women and Violence," "Health Conditions/Disease Affecting Women," and "Health Nutrition and Diet."
1997; Free; The Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021-2692; Phone: 888/777-2744; Fax: 212/606-3500; Web site: http://www.cmwf.org

Into a New World: Young Women's Sexual and Reproductive Lives
The Alan Guttmacher Institute
This report provides information on young people worldwide relating to timing of sexual intercourse and marriage; teen childbearing; contraceptive knowledge and practice; and exposure to reproductive health risks.
1998; $30; The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 120 Wall Street, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10005; Phone 212/248-1111; Fax: 212/248-1951; Web site: http://www.guttmacher.org

Involving Males in Preventing Teen Pregnancy: A Guide for Program Planners
Freya L. Sonenstein, et al.

This guide is intended for program planners in California and throughout the country who wish to implement programs involving males in teenage pregnancy prevention. It has three main purposes:

  • To dispel myths about the target population by providing a description of the male partners of potential teenage mothers,

  • to identify established pregnancy prevention programs that have successfully involved males in different settings around the country, and

  • to develop practical lessons from the experiences of these programs for those involved in fledgling programs.

1997; $10; The Urban Institute, P.O. Box 7273, Dept. C, Washington, DC 20044; Phone: 877/847-7377; Fax: 202/467-5775; Web site: http://www.urban.org

Kaiser Family Foundation National Survey of African Americans on HIV/AIDS, March 17, 1998
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
This survey sheds light on the knowledge, values, and beliefs of a large sample of African-American adults with respect to HIV and AIDS in this country. It describes the perceptions and attitudes of African-Americans as well as African-American subgroups such as young adults, parents, and opinion leaders as well as those with less education and lower incomes. The survey covers an important period in the fight against HIV/AIDS: the potential optimism offered by new drug treatments contrasted with the increasing impact of HIV/AIDS on African Americans.
1998; Free, Publication Number 1372; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Phone: 800/656-4533; Web site: http://www.kff.org

Kaiser Family Foundation National Survey of Latinos on HIV/AIDS, May 1998
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
This report is intended to inform and stimulate increased dialogue about HIV/AIDS in Latino communities as well as provide a better understanding of Latino perspectives on HIV/AIDS to all those who are working to reduce the social, economic, and individual costs of the AIDS epidemic. Findings address "Perceptions and Knowledge about HIV/AIDS Among All Latinos," "Language and Perceptions of HIV/AIDS," "Regional Location and Perceptions of HIV/AIDS among Latinos," "Income, Education, and Attitude Towards/Knowledge of HIV/AIDS among Latinos," "Religion and Perceptions of HIV/AIDS among Latinos," "Latinas and HIV/AIDS," "Latino Parents and HIV/AIDS," "Younger Latinos and HIV/AIDS," and "HIV/AIDS and Local Opinion Leaders."
1998; Free; Publication Number 1393; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Phone: 800/656-4533; Web site: http://www.kff.org

Kaiser Family Foundation/Glamour 1998 Survey of Men and Women on Sexually Transmitted Diseases, August 14, 1998
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Glamour Magazine
This survey is one of the first national random-sample surveys to ask men, in addition to women, about their knowledge, attitudes, and behavior related to STDs other than HIV.
1998; Free; Publication Number 1423; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Phone: 800/656-4533; Web site: http://www.kff.org

Kaiser Family Foundation/YM Magazine National Survey of Teens: Teens Talk About Dating, Intimacy, and their Sexual Experiences, March 25, 1998
Kaiser Family Foundation and YM Magazine
This in-depth national survey of teens (650 boys and girls ages 13 to18) addresses what kind of sexual situations teens encounter today, how they "negotiate" dating, sex, and intimacy, and what kind of information they need.
1998; Free; Publication Number 1373; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Phone: 800/656-4533; Web site: http://www.kff.org

Kids Count Special Report: When Teens Have Sex: Issues and Trends
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
This report describes the impact that teen pregnancy has on the nation and outlines a series of recommendations designed to help communities and families reduce teen pregnancy. In addition, it offers recent data on teen pregnancy, childbearing, and STD rates. It also offers detailed state-by-state data on teen sexual activity.
1998; Free; The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 701 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202; Phone: 410/547-6600; Fax 410/547-6624; Web site: http://www.aecf.org

The Latex Condom -- Recent Advances, Future Directions
Family Health International
This report reviews latex condom studies involving effectiveness, user acceptability, and behavior trends. It also discusses manufacturing and quality assurance issues. Written by scientists, product compliance specialists, and policy experts, it summarizes future directions for manufacturing and designing the latex condom as well as research priorities on acceptability and behavioral issues.
1998; $15; Family Health International, Publications Department, P.O. 13950, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; Phone: 919/544-7040; Fax: 919/544-7261; Web site: http://www.fhi.org

Making the Connection: Sexuality and Reproductive Health
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)
This booklet was developed to help program planners, providers, and policymakers worldwide understand the connection between sexuality and reproductive health. Part One defines sexuality-related health terminology. Part Two addresses issues relevant to reproductive healthcare clinics.
1998; $1; SIECUS, 130 West 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 10036-7802; Phone: 212/819-9770; Fax: 212/819-9776.

Measuring Up: Assessing State Policies to Promote Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health
Advocates for Youth
This study analyzes how well policy makers have responded to adolescents' need for information, support, and health services. Using a state-by-state survey, it examines 10 key policy areas that affect young people's ability to make responsible decisions about sexuality. These areas include accurate sexuality education, access to confidential health care, and support for school-based health centers.
1998; $10; Advocates for Youth, 1025 Vermont Avenue, N. W., Suite 200; Washington, DC 20005; Phone: 202/347-5700; Fax: 202/347-2263; Web site: http://www.advocatesforyouth.org

No Easy Answers: Research Findings on Programs to Reduce Teen Pregnancy
Doug Kirby, Ph.D.
This review summarizes three bodies of research that have implications for the design and effectiveness of programs to reduce teen pregnancy in the United States. First, it examines statistics on teenage sexual risk-taking behaviors. Second, it reviews basic concepts relating to behavioral change. Third, it examines and synthesizes numerous evaluations of programs designed to reduce sexual risk-taking and teen pregnancy. It concludes with recommendations about program implementation and evaluation. An executive summary is available.
1997; $10; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 2100 M Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20037; Phone: 202/261-5655; Fax: 202/331-7735; Web site: http://www.teenpregnancy.org

Peer Potential: Making the Most of How Teens Influence Each Other
Peter Bearmen, et al.
This report analyzes peer influences on teen behaviors. The research findings will help parents and educators better understand adolescent relationships.
1999; $15; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 1776 Massachusetts Ave, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20036; Phone: 202/478-8500; Fax: 202/478-8588; Web site: http://www.teenpregnancy.org

The Politics of Sex Education
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation/The Alan Guttmacher Institute
These two national surveys by The Kaiser Family Foundation and the Alan Guttmacher Institute provide insight into sexuality education from the perspectives of public school district principals and superintendents. The briefing is part of the Emerging Issues in Reproductive Health series cosponsored by The Kaiser Family Foundation and the National Press Foundation.
1999; Free; Publication 1560; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Phone: 800/656-4533; Web site: http://www.kff.org/content/1999/1560

Power In Numbers: Peer Effects on Adolescent Girls' Sexual Debut and Pregnancy
Peter Bearman and Hannah Bruckner
This report provides extensive analysis on the data from a large national survey of adolescent girls on the effect of peer influence on the timing of girls' first sexual intercourse and on girls' pregnancy risk.
1999; $15; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 1776 Massachusetts Ave, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20036; Phone: 202/478-8500; Fax: 202/478-8588; Web site: http://www.teenpregnancy.org

Practical and Ethical Dilemmas in the Clinical Testing of Microbicides
Lori L. Heise, et al.
This symposium report summarizes issues associated with the potential effects of microbicides on reducing HIV transmission. It addresses ethical considerations, design of efficacy trials, appropriate standards of care, informed consent, social science research, and public policy imperatives, among others.
1998; International Women's Health Coalition, 24 East 21st Street, New York, NY 10010; Phone: 212/979-8500; Fax: 212/979-9009. Web site: http://www.iwhc.org

Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy: A Youth Development Approach
National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (NCFY)
This report provides strategies to support young people as they move toward adulthood. Chapters include "Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention in a Time of Change," "The Abstinence Versus Education Debate," "Pregnancy Prevention from the Youth Development Perspective," "Ideas for Getting Started," and "Building on Lessons Learned." The report also includes a list of sources and resources as well as a bibliography.
1997; available on their Web site; National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth; P.O. Box 13505; Silver Spring, MD 20911-3505; Phone: 301/608-8098; Fax: 301/608-8721; Web site: http://www.ncfy.com 

Protecting Youth, Preventing AIDS: A Guide for Effective High School Prevention Programs
Academy for Educational Development (AED)
This guide is based largely on the experiences of the HIV/AIDS Education and Condom Availability Program in the New York City public high schools. It includes findings of AED's three-year evaluation of the program. The guide is designed for school administrators, teachers, health care workers, parents, and students who want to help prevent HIV, STDs, and unwanted pregnancy among young people.
1998; Free; Academy for Educational Development, 100 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011; Phone: 212/243-1110; Fax: 212/627-0407; Web site: http://www.aed.org

Right From the Start: Guidelines for Sexuality Issues, Birth to Five Years
Early Childhood Sexuality Education Task Force
These Guidelines are designed to help childcare centers and preschools lay the foundation for young children's sexual health. It provides a model that presents information on the psychological and sexual development of young children, provides a framework for developmentally appropriate learning and instruction, and offers suggestions and strategies for promoting healthy attitudes and behaviors.
1995; $7.95; SIECUS, 130 West 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 10036-7802; Phone: 212/819-9770; Fax: 212/819-9776.

Sending the Message: State-Based Media Campaigns for Teen Pregnancy Prevention
National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
This publication provides concrete suggestions for implementing a media campaign. It addresses how to engage the media, develop clear messages, spend money wisely, and search for funding. It also offers a state-by-state directory on teen pregnancy prevention media campaigns across the country.
1997; $18; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 1776 Massachusetts Ave, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20036; Phone: 202/478-8500; Fax: 202/478-8588; Web site: http://www.teenpregnancy.org

Sex and America's Teenagers
The Alan Guttmacher Institute
This report presents a statistical portrait of the sexual behavior of America's adolescents. It addresses adolescents and society, sexual behavior, unintended pregnancies, and STDs.
1994; $20; ISBN 0-939253-34-8; The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 120 Wall Street, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10005; Phone 212/248-1111; Fax: 212/248-1951; Web site: http://www.agi-usa.org

Sex in the 90s: National Survey of Americans on Sex and Sexual Health, September 1998
Kaiser Family Foundation/ABC Television
This survey looks at Americans' attitudes about sexuality and sexual health issues in the 90s. It includes sexuality education, sexuality in the media, sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancy, and how people talk (or do not talk) about sexual issues with children and partners.
1998; Free; Publication 1430; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Phone: 800/656-4533; Web site: http://www.kff.org

Sex, Kids and the Family Hour: A Three Part Study of Sexual Content on Television, December 11, 1996
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Children Now
This study looks at the sexual content on television's family hour and its impact on children and their families.
1996; Free; Publication Number 1209; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Phone: 800/656-4533; Web site: http://www.kff.org

Sex on TV: A Biennial Report to The Kaiser Family Foundation, February 9, 1999
Dale Kunkel, University of California at Santa Barbara
This study examines the amount and nature of sexual messages on television. In addition to counting the number of sexual situations, it looks at the context in which sexuality is presented on television.
1999; Free; Publication Number 1457; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Phone: 800/656-4533; Web site: http://www.kff.org

Sexual Health Coverage in Women's, Men's, Teen and Other Specialty Magazines, April 18, 1997
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the University of Florida
This is a content analysis and focus group report on magazine coverage of sexual health issues.
1997; Free; Publication Number 1258; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Phone: 800/656-4533; Web site: http://www.kff.org

Sexuality and Christianity: A Bibliography Focusing on the Catholic Experience
Lisa M. Hisel, Catholics for a Free Choice
This bibliography includes many of the Catholic and some of the Christian voices in the ongoing discussion about human sexuality. It is designed for reproductive health professionals, activists, and public policy makers whose understanding of religious aspects of human sexuality is essential; progressive Catholics and religious scholars whose focus has not been sexuality; and librarians who can use this bibliography as a tool to assist researchers in religion and sexuality issues.
1998; $5; Catholics for a Free Choice, 1436 U Street, N.W., Suite 301, Washington, DC 20009-3997; Phone: 202/986-6093; Fax: 202/332-7995; Web site: http://www.cath4choice.org

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: A Policymaker's Guide and Summary of State Laws
National Conference of State Legislatures
This guide provides information about STDs and discusses the roles policymakers can play in STD prevention, treatment, and control. It also includes a summary of state statutes through 1997 relating to STDs.
1998; $25; National Conference of State Legislatures, 1560 Broadway, Suite 700, Denver, CO 80202; Phone: 303/830-2200; Fax: 303/863-8003; Web site: http://www.ncsl.org

Sexually Transmitted Diseases in America: How Many Cases and at What Cost?
Prepared by the American Social Health Association for the Kaiser Family Foundation.
This report assesses the incidence, prevalence, and cost of STDs in the United States. This update is the first to use a rigorous methodology to provide new estimates on the overall number of STDs since the mid-1980s. It provides estimates of annual direct medical costs of treatment both nationally and state-by-state.
1998; Free; Publication Number 1445; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Phone: 800/656-4533; Web site: http://www.kff.org

Start Early, Stay Late: Linking Youth Development and Teen Pregnancy Prevention
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
This report highlights major points and strategies discussed at the Campaign's 1997 meeting on youth development programs called "Creating Safe Passages for Youth." The report also lists resources and conferences about the subject.
1998; $5; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 1776 Massachusetts Ave, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20036; Phone: 202/478-8500; Fax: 202/478-8588; Web site: http://www.teenpregnancy.org

A Statistical Portrait of Adolescent Sex, Contraception, and Childbearing
National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
This report presents data from two surveys -- the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth and the 1995 National Survey of Adolescent Males -- that address adolescent sexual behavior, contraceptive use, and childbearing.
1998; $15; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 1776 Massachusetts Ave, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20036; Phone: 202/478-8500; Fax: 202/478-8588; Web site: http://www.teenpregnancy.org

Survey of Women About Their Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding Their Reproductive Health, February 1997
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Glamour Magazine and Princeton Survey Research Associates
This survey is a comprehensive look at women's knowledge, attitudes, and practices on a wide range of reproductive health issues.
1997; Free; Publication Number 1205; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Phone: 800/656-4533; Web site: http://www.kff.org

Survey on Men's Role in Preventing Pregnancy, March 19, 1997
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Market Facts, Inc.
This is a national survey of American men and women on their perceptions about men's roles and responsibilities when it comes to preventing unplanned pregnancy.
1997; Free; Publication Number 1251; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Phone: 800/656-4533; Web site: http://www.kff.org

Talking About STDs With Health Professionals: Women's Experiences, September 15, 1997
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Glamour Magazine
This is a summary of findings and top lines from a survey of women's experiences talking with health professionals about STDs.
1997; Free; Publication Number 1313; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Phone: 800/656-4533; Web site: http://www.kff.org

Talking With Kids About Tough Issues: A National Survey of Parents and Kids, March 1, 1999
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Children Now
This survey of parents and kids ages 10 to 15 was conducted to find out about parent/child communication. It shows that many families are waiting too long and not talking enough about many issues including sexuality.
1999; Free; Publication Number1460; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Phone: 800/656-4533; Web site: http://www.kff.org

Teaching Our Teachers to Teach
Monica Rodriguez, et al.
This analysis of teacher training for HIV-prevention and sexuality education instruction shows that teachers are not adequately prepared. Based on a study of 169 institutions, it addresses three questions:

  • "Do teacher certification programs offer courses to prepare teachers?"

  • "Are courses required or elective?"

  • "Are the sexuality education programs comprehensive?"

1996; $3; SIECUS, 130 West 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 10036-7802; Phone: 212/819-9770; Fax: 212/819-9776.

Teenage Pregnancy: The Case for Prevention -- An Analysis of Recent Trends & Federal Expenditures Associated With Teenage Pregnancy
Advocates for Youth
This document discusses the nation's investments in primary teen pregnancy prevention programs versus its concurrent expenditures to provide services to families that began with a teen birth.
1998; $25; Advocates for Youth, 1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005; Phone: 202/347-5700; Fax: 202/347-2263; Web site: http://www.advocatesforyouth.org

Teens on Sex: What They Say Teens Today Need to Know and Who They Listen To, June 24, 1996
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
The survey finds that most teens have enough information about how girls get pregnant, but not enough about how to use different kinds of birth control. The survey also reveals a number of misconceptions about the consequences of pregnancy.
1996; Free; Publication Number 1159; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Phone: 800/656-4533; Web site: http://www.kff.org

A Time to Speak: Faith Communities and Sexuality Education
Debra W. Haffner, M.P.H.
This publication is designed to help faith communities provide sexuality education, promote sexual health, and advocate for better programs.
1998; $12.95; SIECUS, 130 West 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 10036-7802; Phone: 212/819-9770; Fax: 212/819-9776.

Two National Surveys: Views of Americans and Health Care Providers on Medical Abortion, September 16, 1998
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
This survey was conducted to gain insight on knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding mifepristone and methotrexate, the two drugs that can terminate a pregnancy.
1998; Free; Publication Number 1431; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Phone: 800/656-4533; Web site: http://www.kff.org

What About the Teens? Research on What Teens Say About Teen Pregnancy: A Focus Group Report
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
This report is based on discussions by 12 teen focus groups on the choices and attitudes surrounding adolescent pregnancy. It also includes the screening questionnaire as well as the discussion outline and guide for the focus groups.
1999; $10; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 1776 Massachusetts Ave, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20036; Phone: 202/478-8500; Fax: 202/478-8588; Web site: http://www.teenpregnancy.org

What Congress Didn't Tell You: A State-by-State Guide to the Welfare Law's Hidden Reproductive Rights Agenda
NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund
Designed for advocates, this 50-state report tracks state responses to welfare reform in the area of reproductive choice. It specifically focuses on the out-of-wedlock bonus, the family cap, and abstinence-only-until-marriage sexuality education funding.
1999; $15; NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014; Phone: 212/925-6635; Fax: 212/226-1066; Web site: http://www.nowldef.org

What Teens Know and Don't (But Should) About Sexually Transmitted Diseases, February 1999
The Kaiser Family Foundation, MTV, and Teen People
This nationwide survey was conducted to uncover 15 to17 year olds' awareness of and attitudes toward STDs.
1999; Free; Publication Number 1465; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Phone: 800/656-4533; Web site: http://www.kff.org

What's the Diagnosis? Latinos, Media, and Health: A Series of Three Reports, June 1998
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
This series of reports provides insight into how health issues are covered by national and regional Latino media. The first report includes survey results of Latinos' use of the media as health information resources. The second includes a content analysis of health issues of Latino newspapers, television, and radio. The third includes a content analysis of reproductive and sexual health issues of Latino women's and teen magazines.
1998; Free; Publication Number 1400; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Phone: 800/656-4533; Web site: http://www.kff.org

While the Adults Are Arguing: The Teens Are Getting Pregnant -- Overcoming Conflict in Teen Pregnancy Prevention
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
This publication on the Campaign's Task Force on Religion and Public Values, a diverse group of religious and secular leaders, looks at competing moral and religious beliefs and the interaction between these beliefs and empirical evidence in the debate over teen pregnancy. The publication also describes the Campaign's program to reduce tensions relating to teen pregnancy issues in local communities and to encourage collaborative efforts.
1998; $10; The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 1776 Massachusetts Ave, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20036; Phone: 202/478-8500; Fax: 202/478-8588; Web site: http://www.teenpregnancy.org

Winning the Battle: Developing Support for Sexuality and HIV/AIDS Education
Debra W. Haffner, M.P.H. and Diane de Mauro, Ph.D.
This booklet offers help in developing community support for HIV prevention and sexuality education. It emphasizes the importance of strong community and parental involvement. It includes strategies for building community support; suggested responses to attacks; and the 20 most-often-asked questions and answers about sexuality and HIV/AIDS education.
1991; $12.95; SIECUS, 130 West 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 10036-7802; Phone: 212/819-9770; Fax: 212/819-9776.

Who Decides? A State-by-State Review of Abortion and Reproductive Rights
National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League
This study looks at the status of abortion, reproductive rights, and sexuality and STD/HIV education in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
1999; $26.99; NARAL, 1156 15th Street, N.W., Suite 700; Washington, DC 20005; Phone: 202/973-3000; Fax: 202/973-3096; Web site: http://www.naral.org

Why Some Men Don't Use Condoms: Male Attitudes About Condoms and Other Contraceptives, September 1997
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
This report explores reasons why some men at risk for HIV and other STDs do not use condoms consistently, or at all.
1997; Free; Publication Number 1319; The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Phone: 800/656-4533; Web site: http://www.kff.org

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, National Alternative High School Survey -- United States, 1998
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This report from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (October 29, 1999, volume 48, number SS-7) includes statistics on adolescents in alternative high schools, grades 9 through 12. It addresses such sexuality issues as sexual intercourse, birth control pill use, condom use, alcohol and drug use at last intercourse, pregnancy, and HIV education.
1999; Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954; Phone: 202/512-1800; Fax: 202/512-2250; Web site: http://www.cdc.gov

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, National College Health Risk Behavior Survey -- United States, 1995
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This report from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (November 14, 1997,volume 46, number SS-6) includes statistics on the health-risk behaviors of college students. It addresses such sexuality issues as sexual intercourse, condom use, birth control pill use, alcohol and drug use at last sexual intercourse, pregnancy, pregnancy prevention, STD prevention, HIV education, testing for HIV infection, and forced sexual intercourse.
1997; Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, P.O. Box 371955, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954; Phone: 202/512-1800; Fax: 202/512-2250; Web site: http://www.cdc.gov

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance -- United States, 1997
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This report from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (August 14, 1998, volume 47, number SS-3) includes statistics on adolescents in grades 9 through 12. It addresses such sexuality issues as sexual intercourse, condom use, birth control pill use, alcohol and drug use at last intercourse, pregnancy, and HIV education.
1998; Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954; Phone: 202/512-1800; Fax: 202/512-2250; Web site: http://www.cdc.gov


Organizations

Many of these organizations offer publications on sexuality issues.

EngenderHealth (formerly AVSC)
This organization works worldwide to improve the lives of individuals by making reproductive health services safe, available, and sustainable. They provide technical assistance, training and information with a focus on practical solutions that improve services when resources are scarce.
440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001;Phone: 212/561-8000; Fax: 212/779-9489; Web site: http://www.engenderhealth.org

Advocates for Youth
This organization works to prevent pregnancy, STDs, and HIV infection among adolescents.
1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005; Phone: 202/347-5700; Fax: 202/347-2263; Web site: http://www.advocatesforyouth.org

AIDS National Interfaith Network
This organization ensures that individuals with HIV and AIDS receive compassionate and non-judgmental support, care, and assistance. ANIN coordinates a network of nearly 2,000 AIDS ministries. They work with national faith-based, AIDS-specific networks; support community-based AIDS ministries; and educate AIDS service organizations, the religious community at large, and the general public.
1400 I Street, Suite 1220; Washington, DC 20005; Phone: 202/543-1202; Fax: 202/842-3323

The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI)
This organization's mission is to protect the reproductive choices of women and men in the United States and around the world. AGI seeks to inform individual decision-making, encourage scientific inquiry, enlighten public debate, and promote the formation of sound public- and private-sector programs and policies.
120 Wall Street, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10005; Phone: 212/248-1111; Fax: 212/248-1951;
1120 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 460, Washington, DC 20036; Phone: 202/296-4012; Fax: 202/223-5756; Web site http://www.agi-usa.org

American Association for Health Education (AAHE)
This association is part of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. It serves health educators and other professionals who promote the health of all people.
1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191; Phone: 703/476-3400; Fax: 703/476-6638.

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)
This interdisciplinary organization certifies sexuality educators, counselors, and therapists.
P.O. Box 1960, Ashland, VA 23005-1960, Phone: (804) 752-0056; e-mail: aasect@aasect.org; Web site: www.aasect.org

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
This organization advocates for individual rights by litigating as well as educating the public on a broad range of issues affecting individual freedom in the United States.
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10004; Phone: 212/549-2500; Fax: 212/549-2646; Web site: http://www.aclu.org

American College Health Association (ACHA)
This organization serves and represents the interests of professionals and students in health and higher education.
P. O. Box 28937, Baltimore, MD 21240-8937; Phone: 410/859-1500; Fax: 410/859-1510; Web site: http://www.acha.org

American Library Association (ALA)
This organization provides leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library information services and the librarian profession. It serves to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.
50 East Huron, Chicago, IL 60611; Phone: 800/545-2433; Fax: 312/440-9374; 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 403, Washington, DC 20004; Phone: 202/628-8410; Fax: 202/628-8419; Web site: http://www.ala.org

American Psychological Association (APA)
This organization advances psychology as a science and profession by promoting research, improving qualifications and usefulness of psychologists, establishing and maintaining ethics and conduct, and increasing and diffusing psychological knowledge through meetings, professional contacts, reports, papers, discussions, and publications.
750 First Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20002; Phone: 202/336-5500; Fax: 202/336-6130; Web site: http://www.apa.org

American Social Health Association (ASHA)
This organization is dedicated to stopping STDs and their harmful consequences to individuals, families, and communities.
P. O. Box 13827, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709; Phone: 919/361-8400; Fax: 919/361-8425; Web site: http://www.ashastd.org

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)
This interdisciplinary association is composed of professionals who provide reproductive health services or education, conduct reproductive health research, or influence reproductive health policy.
2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037; Phone: 202/466-3825; Fax: 202/466-3826; Web site: http://www.arhp.org

Association for Sexuality Education and Training (ASSET)
This organization helps people to make personal decisions about sexuality issues through comprehensive sexuality education. It also generates community support for sexuality education, and helps to educate and train ASSET members.
P. O. Box 668, Oak Harbor, WA 98277; Fax: 360/675-2439

Center for Reproductive Law and Policy (CRLP)
This legal and policy advocacy organization is dedicated to promoting women's reproductive rights.
120 Wall Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10005; Phone: 212/514-5534; Fax: 212/514-5538; 1146 19th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036; Phone: 202/530-2975; Fax: 202/530-2976; Web site: http://www.crlp.org

Center for Sexuality and Religion
This educational, interfaith, and interdisciplinary organization assists communities of faith in promoting sexual health.
987 Old Eagle Road, Suite 719, Wayne, PA 19087-1708; Phone: 610/995-0341; Fax: 610/995-0364; Web site: http:129.59.150.41/carpenter/sex-religon.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This organization's mission is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.
1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333; Phone: 800/311-3435; Web site: http://www.cdc.gov

Child Trends
This organization studies children, youth, and families through research, data collection, and data analysis.
4301 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20008; Phone: 202/362-5580; Fax: 202/362-5533; Web site: http://www.childtrends.org

Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
This organization is committed to engaging all Americans in promoting the well being of children, young people, and their families as well as in protecting every child from harm.
440 First Street, N.W., Third Floor, Washington, DC 20001-2085; Phone: 202/638-2952; Fax: 202/638-4004; Web site: http://www.cwla.org

Children's Defense Fund
This organization ensures that every child has a healthy start, a head start, a fair start, a safe start, and a moral start in life as well as a successful passage into adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
25 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001; Phone: 202/628-8787; Fax: 202/662-3510; Web site: http://www.childrensdefensefund.org

Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (CHEF)
This organization promotes health and quality of life through education.
22419 Pacific Highway South, Seattle, WA 98198; Phone: 800/323-2433; Fax: 206/824-3072; Web site: http://www.chef.org

ETR Associates
This organization enhances the well being of individuals, families, and communities by providing leadership, educational resources, training, and research in health promotion with an emphasis on sexuality and health education.
P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830; Phone: 800/321-4407; Fax: 800/435-8433; Web site http://www.etr.org

The Foundation Center
This organization works to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations and corporate giving.
79 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003-3076; Phone: 212/620-4230; Fax: 212/691-1828; Web site: http://www.fdncenter.org

Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
This organization strives to ensure that every member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation.
121 West 27th Street, Suite 804, New York, NY 10001; Phone: 212/727-0135; Fax: 212/727-0254; Web site: http://www.glsen.org

Girls Incorporated
This national youth organization is dedicated to helping every girl become strong, smart, and bold through advocacy, research, and education.
120 Wall Street, Third Floor New York, NY 10005; Phone: 212/509-2000; Fax: 212/509-8708;
National Resource Center, 441 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3233; Phone: 317/634-7546; Fax: 317/634-3024; Web site: http://www.girlsinc.org

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
This foundation is an independent source of facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the healthcare community, and the general public.
2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Phone: 650/854-9400; Fax: 650/854-4800;1450 G Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20005; Phone: 202/347-5270;Fax: 202/347-5274; Web site: http://www.kff.org

Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI)
This organization serves gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning youth through education, counseling, homeless outreach, training, and resources.
2 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003-6998; Phone: 212/674-2600; Fax: 212/674-8650; Web site: http://www.hmi.org

International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE)
This organization is the leading advocate and educational organization for promoting the self-definition and free expression of individual gender identity.
P.O. Box 540229, Waltham, MA 02454-0229; Phone: 781/899-2212; Fax: 781/899-5703; Web site: http://www.ifge.org

The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
The Institute promotes interdisciplinary research and scholarship in the fields of human sexuality, gender, and reproduction.
1165 East Third Street, 313 Morrison Hall, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405; Phone: 812/855-7686; Fax: 812/855-8277; Web site: http://www.indiana.edu/~kinsey

Mother's Voices
This grassroots organization is committed to bringing an end to HIV/AIDS in the United States and around the world. They assist, encourage, and educate mothers to join the struggle for improved HIV/AIDS prevention efforts, fair and effective policies, better treatment, human rights protections, research, and a cure.
165 West 46th Street, Suite 701, New York, NY 10036; Phone: 212/730-2777; Fax: 212/730-4378; Web site: http://www.mvoices.org

National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL)
This organization educates the public on issues related to reproductive freedom through pro-choice messages in the media. They also promote effective pregnancy-prevention programs, and also work to expand access to reproductive health care, family planning services, contraception, and age-appropriate sexuality education through public policy and advocacy.
1156 15th Street, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005; Phone: 202/973-3000; Fax: 202/973-3096; Web site: http://www.naral.org

National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA)
This organization advocates on behalf of people living with AIDS to help end the pandemic and the human suffering caused by HIV/AIDS.
1413 K Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20005; Phone: 202/898-0414; Fax: 202/898-0435; Web site: http://www.napwa.org

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
This organization is dedicated to preventing teen pregnancy by supporting values and encouraging acts that are consistent with a pregnancy-free adolescence.
1776 Massachusetts Ave, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20036; Phone: 202/478-8500; Fax: 202/478-8588;Web site: http://www.teenpregnancy.org

National Center for Health Education (NCHE)
This organization advocates, forges alliances, and provides technical assistance, research, evaluation, and information exchange in health education.
72 Spring Street, Suite 208, New York, NY 10012; Phone: 212/334-9470; Fax: 212/334-9845; Web site: http://www.nche.org

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
This organization is the government's principal vital and health statistic agency.
Division of Data Services, 6525 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782-2003; Phone: 301/458-4636; Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/index.htm

National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
This organization works to reduce poverty and discrimination as well as to improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans.
1111 19th Street, N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036; Phone: 202/785-1670; Fax: 202/776-1792; Web site: http://www.nclr.org

National Education Association-Health Information Network (NEA-HIN)
This affiliate of the NEA works to improve health, safety, and student achievement by providing school employees with vital, effective and timely health information through parents, communities, and public/ private partnerships.
1201 Sixteenth Street, Suite 521, Washington, DC 20036; Phone: 202/822-7570; Fax: 202/822-7775; Web site: http://www.nea.org/hin

National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA)
This organization is dedicated to assuring access to voluntary, comprehensive, and culturally sensitive family planning and reproductive health care services and to support reproductive freedom for all.
1627 K Street, N.W., 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20006; Phone: 202/293-3114; Fax: 202/293-1990; Web site: http:// www.nfprha.org

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)
This organization is the national resource center for grassroots lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered organizations. They work to create a national vision of change.
1700 Kalorama Road, N.W., Washington, DC 20009-2624; Phone: 202/332-6483; Fax: 202/332-0207; Web site: http://www.ngltf.org

National Latino/a Lesbian and Gay Organization (LLEGO)
This organization represents lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered Latinas/os. They work to overcome social, health, and political barriers which individuals face due to their sexual orientation and ethnicity.
1612 K Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006; Phone: 202/466-8240; Fax: 202/466-8530; Web site: http://www.llego.org

National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting, and Prevention (NOAPPP)
This organization is dedicated to providing leadership, education, training, information, and advocacy resources, and support to practitioners in working on issues related to adolescent pregnancy, parenting, and prevention.
2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037; Phone: 202/293-8370; Fax: 202/293-8805; Web site: http://www.noappp.org

National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC)
This organization is dedicated to developing leadership within communities of color to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS.
1931 13th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009; Phone: 202/483-6622; Fax: 202/483-1135; Web site: http://www.nmac.org

National Native American Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC)
This organization is dedicated to stopping the spread of HIV and related diseases among Native American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians as well as to improve the quality of life for members of these communities infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
436-14th Street, Suite 1020, Oakland, CA 94612; Phone: 510/444-2051; Fax: 510/444-1593; Web site: http://www.nnaapc.org

National Network for Youth
This organization is dedicated to ensuring that young people lead healthy and productive lives through their work in public policy and education.
1319 F Street, N.W., Suite 401, Washington, DC 20004; Phone: 202/783-7949; Fax: 202/783-7955; Web site: http://www.nn4youth.org

National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC)
This coalition advocates for and with young people who are gay, lesbian, or transgendered in an effort to end discrimination against them and to ensure their physical and emotional well being.
1638 R Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009; Phone: 202/319-7596; Fax: 202/319-7365; Web site: http://www.nyacyouth.org

Network for Family Life Education
This organization helps children and youth become sexually healthy people and avoid pregnancy and disease during their teen years.
Rutgers University, 100 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854; Phone: 732/445-7929; Fax: 732/445-4154; Web site: http://www.sxetc.org

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
This organization promotes the health and well being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons as well as their families and friends through support and education.
1101 14th Street, N.W., Suite 1030, Washington, DC 20005; Phone: 202/638-4200; Fax: 202/638-0243; Web site" http://www.pflag.org

People for the American Way (PFAW)
This organization organizes and mobilizes Americans to fight for fairness, justice, civil rights, and the freedom guaranteed by the Constitution.
2000 M Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036; Phone: 800/326-7329; Fax: 202/467-4999; Web site: http://www.pfaw.org

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)
This organization believes in the fundamental right of individuals to manage their own fertility regardless of income, marital status, race, age, sexual orientation, and national origin.
810 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019; Phone: 212/541-7800 or 800/230-PLAN refers to your local Planned Parenthood; Fax: 212/245-1845; Web site: http://www.plannedparenthood.org

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
This organization operates America's only 24-hour confidential national hotline for survivors of sexual assault.
635-B Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20003; Phone: 800/656-HOPE; Fax: 202/544-3556; Web site: http://www.rainn.org

Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC)
This coalition is designed to ensure reproductive choice through the moral power of religious communities.
1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 1130, Washington, DC 20005; Phone: 202/628-7700; Fax: 202/628-7716; Web site: http://www.rcrc.org

Search Institute
This organization works to contribute to the knowledge base about youth development and to translate high-quality research on children and youth into practical ideas, tools, services, and resources.
700 South Third Street, Suite 210, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1138; Phone: 612/376-8955; Fax: 612/376-8956; Web site: http://www.search-institute.org

Senior Action in a Gay Environment (SAGE)
This organization is dedicated to honoring, caring for, and celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community's senior members.
305 Seventh Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001; Phone: 212/741-2247; Web site: http://www.sageusa.org

The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)
SIECUS' mission is to affirm that sexuality is a natural and healthy part of living; to develop, collect, and disseminate information; to promote comprehensive education about sexuality; and to advocate the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices.
130 West 42nd Street, Suite 350, New York, NY 10036-7802; Phone: 212/819-9770; Fax: 212/819-9776; 1706 "R" Street, Washington, DC 20009; Phone: 202/265-2405; Fax: 202/462-2340.

The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)
This organization is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about sexuality. It brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals who believe in the importance of both the production of quality research and the clinical, educational, and social applications of research related to all aspects of sexuality.
P.O. Box 208, Mt. Vernon, IA 52314; Phone: 319/895-8407; Fax: 319-895-6203; Web site: http://www.sexscience.org

World Association of Sexology (WAS)
This association has worked to further the understanding and development of sexology throughout the world.
C/O Program in Human Sexuality, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 180, Minneapolis, MN 55454; Phone: 612/625-1500; Fax: 612/626-8311



  
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