Mckay, Alexander
March 2002
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;2002, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p51
Academic Journal
The article presents information on sex research conducted in the United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducts the biennial "Youth Risk Behavior Survey," which utilizes sampling techniques that provide an overall sample representative of students in grades 9-12. The survey contains items on sexual intercourse, number of sex partners, condom use, and alcohol or drug use before last sexual intercourse. Research on "Preventing Pregnancy and Improving Health Care Access Among Teenagers: An Evaluation of the Children's AID Society - Carrera Program was conducted by S. Philliber, J. Kaye Williams, S. Herrling and E. West. The Children's AID Society - Carrera program is a year-round after school program targeting disadvantaged 13 to 15 years old. Both males and females in the program showed significantly greater increases in sexual health knowledge. The program was effective for girls but not for boys. Research on "Sexual Assertiveness in Heterosexually Active Men: A test of Three Samples" was conducted by S. Noar, P.J. Morokoff and C.A. Redding.


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