Debra W Haffner

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The 12th World Congress of Sexology took place in August 1995 in Japan under the sponsorship of the World Association for Sexology, a conglomerate of 60 member organizations representing 25 countries. The conference focused on sexuality education, and participants from around the world recounted how sexuality education and sexual rights are being(More)
Compared to life in the 1950s, today's teenagers become physically mature earlier and marry later. There is a steady increase in the proportion of adolescents having sexual intercourse, and in the percentage doing so at younger ages. Moreover, almost all teens experiment with some type of sex, with largely similar patterns of sexual activity among males(More)
This report discusses a 1996 symposium of 15 of the US's most prominent sex education and adolescent pregnancy prevention researchers convened by SIECUS to seek ways to improve evaluation of sex education programs in the US by considering 1) the status of current evaluation research on sex education; 2) if the impact of sex education on body image,(More)
Even though more schools, community organizations, and national agencies encourage sex education in light of the AIDS epidemic than ever before, the majority of AIDS education programs for our youth are inadequate. For example, the staff of the Centers for Disease Control reviewed published curricula and learned that 2/3 of curricula only had 1-hour or(More)