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From Sexual Health Behaviours to ‘Sexualization’ and Consumer Culture – United Nations Programme on HIV/ AIDS encourages Caribbean research
03 May 2012
Taylor & Francis
Routledge journal, Sex Education, contributes to the understanding of sex education at home, in schools, through the media and in the community. The journal has an international presence and welcomes submissions from Caribbean authors. Find out more: www.tandfonline.com/csed
What happens when boys’ lessons in gender comes from dancehall or soca lyrics? What’s the best way to teach children about teen pregnancy? Sex education takes place in a range of contexts—at home, in schools, through the media and the community.
The journal Sex Education (http://www.tandfonline.com/csed), published by Routledge, is a leading international environment for the publication of papers on all aspects of sex, sexuality, and sex and relationships education. The journal aims to contribute to the understanding of sex education at home, in schools, through the media and in the community.
Barbados-based researcher, Professor Christine Barrow, recently became a member of the journal’s editorial board. She says that there is quite a lot of research into adolescent sexuality being conducted in the Caribbean. However, most of it remains in the framework of knowledge, attitude, behaviour and practice (KABP) surveys.
“We know a lot about the ‘what’ of sexuality but not too much about the ‘why’,” she said. “We frame the research around individual attitudes and practices rather than looking at the structural drivers of sexuality. We’re still in a ‘risk’ mode, rather than the ‘vulnerability’ mode which takes a look into the wider environment to assess issues like gender and generational inequalities.”
UNAIDS (http://unaidscaribbean.org/node/222), the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, praises the journal’s far-ranging content and its international scope, including availability to developing world researchers and activists through the HINARI scheme.
Influential articles recently published in the journal include:
The Trouble of Teen Sex: The construction of adolescent sexuality through school-based sexuality education
Laina Y. Bay-Cheng
Young people’s views of sex education: gender, information and knowledge
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