Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-95).
Executive summary -- Preface -- Introduction -- A new generation of problems -- The real issue: unmarried teens who become parents -- teens: a costly combination -- Condom confusion -- Condoms and STIs spread by body fluids -- Condoms and STIs spread by skin to skin contact -- Non-coital sexual activity -- Abstinence -- What is sexual abstinence? -- A message that matters: abstinence -- Marriage: is it really an unmentionable? -- Predictors of sexual activity -- Parental relationship/connectedness -- Parental.
Values/beliefs about sex in adolescents -- Parents values/beliefs about contraceptives in adolescents -- Parent-child communication about sexuality -- Peer factors -- Drug/alcohol abuse -- Sexual abuse -- Intention/motivation -- Older partners -- Other factors -- Summary of predictors -- Funding for Abstinence education programs -- Sexuality education in the 20th Century -- Theoretical foundations of preventive programs addressing sexuality -- Characteristics of successful sexuality education interventions -- Redefining the language -- A common question: what about the.
Sexually active adolescent? -- Programs show that adolescents respond to well-designed abstinence education -- The solution-abstinence -- The challenge for sexuality educators -- The world of the adolescent -- Who can make a difference? -- What should be done? -- Appendix: programs designed to reduce adolescent sexual risk taking -- Bibliography.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-238) and index.
Part I. The Epidemic is Here -- 1. Lori, Alex, Holly -- Lori's Story -- Alex's Story -- Holly's Story -- 2. The Epidemic Is Real -- The Epidemic Defined -- Lifelong, Life-Threatening -- STDs Don't Discriminate -- Like a Match to Gasoline -- Allyson's Story -- Breaking the Silence -- Mayhem in the Media -- Curriculum for the Classroom -- 3. The Explosion from Two to Fifty -- Sick for Life -- HPV: Ground Zero -- Lydia's Story -- Herpes: The Recurring Dread -- Erin's Story -- Easy To Share -- An Illness of Body and Mind -- HIV and AIDS -- Hepatitis B -- More Strokes -- 4. Curable but Dangerous -- Chlamydia -- Sandy's Story -- Gonorrhea: Back with a Vengeance -- Syphilis Incognito -- Trichomoniasis: HIV's Little Helper -- Bacterial Vaginosis -- My Patients Are Your Children -- 5. The Emotional STD -- Skyrocketing Rates -- Darlene's Story -- Searching for Proof -- Tony's Story -- Sex and Depression -- The Special Loss of Divorce -- The Triumvirate of Depression -- Spirituality and Depression -- Uncovering Depression in Teens -- Part II. The Forces at Work -- 6. Birth Control Is Not Disease Control -- My Story -- Tools for Protection -- Oral Contraceptives -- Condoms -- Long-term Hormonal Therapies -- The Doctors' Dilemma -- 7. Condoms and the Myth of Safe Sex -- Karen's Story -- Talking Terms -- The Real Deal on Condoms -- Sex, Lies, and the Freedom of Information Act -- Condoms Versus the STDs -- What Teens Fear Most -- Condoms and Teenagers: An Unhealthy Mix -- Sending the Wrong Message -- 8. Media and the World Our Kids See -- Parents: Exhausted and Discouraged -- Blockbuster Sex on the Big Screen -- The Sounds of Sex: Music and MTV -- Television: The 800-Pound Gorilla -- Dotcom Sex -- Selling Shampoo ... or Sex? -- Teens: Soaking It up Like a Sponge -- Sex Is Big -- Sex Symbols as Role Models -- Cool People Are Promiscuous -- So What Are Parents To Do? -- 9. High-Risk Sex -- Why It's Happening -- Oral Sex: A Craze with Consequences -- Oral Sex Is No Protection -- Mary Ellen's Story -- Homosexual Sexual Activity -- Multiple Partners -- Can I Watch? Voyeurism -- Everything But Sex ... -- Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol -- Jared's Story -- The Alcohol-Disease Connection -- Cybersex -- Good Sex/Bad Sex -- Part III. What to Know, What to Do -- 10. Adolescent in Body and Mind -- When Puberty Strikes -- Andrea's Story -- STDs and the Adolescent Girl's Body -- When Boys Reach Puberty -- Sex and Sexuality -- Emancipation -- Identity Formation -- Inability To Think in the Abstract -- 11. Connectedness -- Our Teenagers Want Connectedness with Us -- Developing Great Relationships with Our Teens -- Connecting Through Communication -- Connecting Through Intimacy -- The Magic Touch -- Connecting Through Emotional Intimacy -- Connecting Through Love -- Connecting Through Appreciation -- Parental Disapproval of Sex -- 12. Holding Off -- Teaching Kids To Postpone Sex -- Ambivalence Is Permission -- It's Never Too Late.
Describes the widespread advance of sexually transmitted diseases in the teenage population, covering causes including birth control, reliance on condoms, and the teen body.
Introduction: damaged goods or recruitable innocents? -- The boys of Portland: a tale of three cities (and one more) -- High school confidential: double trouble times four -- A lesbian at a women's college -- Of bars, sodomy, and demon doctors: just another day in Cajun country -- Queer high and the house of bazaar -- Fear, fame, and fulfillment: from the talk shows to the pulpit -- Postscript: the nature of difference.
As our country struggles to accept its gay and lesbian citizens, the debate for gay civil rights often focuses on the issue of choice, with the majority of Americans believing that to be gay is a choice, one that's embraced for its lifestyle. This belief ignores the presence and experience of one segment of the gay and lesbian population: its youth. In Joining The Tribe, journalist Linnea Due travels America to create a portrait of gay and lesbian teenagers as an endangered and vulnerable community whose diversity, courage, and resiliency will inspire gay and straight readers alike.