Condom Nation: The U.S. Government's Sex Education Campaign by Alexandra M. Lord

By Alexandra M. Lord

This heritage of the U.S. Public well-being Service's efforts to coach americans approximately intercourse makes transparent why federally funded intercourse schooling has been haphazard, advert hoc, and sometimes ineffectual.

Since launching its first intercourse ed application in the course of global struggle I, the general public overall healthiness provider has ruled federal intercourse schooling efforts. Alexandra M. Lord attracts on clinical learn, information experiences, the expansive documents of the general public wellbeing and fitness provider, and interviews with former surgeons common to ascertain those efforts, from early tasks during the management of George W. Bush.

Giving equivalent voice to many teams in the United States -- heart type, operating classification, black, white, city, rural, Christian and non-Christian, scientist and theologian -- Lord explores how federal officers struggled to create intercourse education schemes that balanced cultural and public wellbeing and fitness issues. She information how the general public healthiness carrier left an indelible mark on federally and privately funded intercourse teaching programs via partnerships and tasks with neighborhood corporations, public colleges, foundations, firms, and spiritual teams. within the strategy, Lord explains how tensions between those agencies and native, nation, and federal officers frequently exacerbated current controversies approximately sexual habit. She additionally discusses why the general public overall healthiness Service's promotional strategies occasionally inadvertently fueled public fears concerning the federal government's pursuits in selling, or now not selling, intercourse education.

This completely documented and compelling historical past of the U.S. Public health and wellbeing Service's involvement in intercourse schooling offers new insights into essentially the most contested matters in America.

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