Download e-book for kindle: Condom Nation: The U.S. Government's Sex Education Campaign by Alexandra M. Lord

By Alexandra M. Lord

This historical past of the U.S. Public healthiness 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 software in the course of global warfare I, the general public health and wellbeing provider has ruled federal intercourse schooling efforts. Alexandra M. Lord attracts on clinical learn, information experiences, the expansive files of the general public well-being carrier, and interviews with former surgeons common to check those efforts, from early projects throughout the management of George W. Bush.

Giving equivalent voice to many teams in the USA -- center classification, operating category, 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 health and wellbeing matters. She information how the general public overall healthiness carrier left an indelible mark on federally and privately funded intercourse teaching programs via partnerships and projects with group corporations, public colleges, foundations, firms, and non secular teams. within the technique, Lord explains how tensions between those corporations and native, nation, and federal officers usually exacerbated present controversies approximately sexual habit. She additionally discusses why the general public wellbeing and fitness Service's promotional strategies occasionally inadvertently fueled public fears concerning the federal government's pursuits in selling, or no longer selling, intercourse education.

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

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