EXAM 2 STUDY GUIDE: TEXTBOOK LO’S, ARTICLES, & LECTURES
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Ch. 6: Please read Modules 6.6 through 6.9. I will take exam questions from the following “Learning Objectives” (these are the LO items in your text): LO18, LO20, LO23, and LO25. k LO18: Discuss research on same-sex sexual behavior
some gay/lesbian adolescents experience sexual intercouse during their teen years before they identify themselves as gay/lesbian. NSSHB (National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior) found that same-sex sexual activity was relatively uncommon in adolescence but increased in older age groups (experimentation) “We know that same-sex sexual behavior is common in adolescence, both for those who will go on to have predominantly heterosexual relationships and those who will have predominantly same-sex relationships.” pg. 197
LO20: Explain how religion can affect an adolescent's sexual behavior
In general, more religious heterosexual youths tend to delay first sexual intercourse, have fewer incidents of premarital sexual activity, and have fewer sexual partners. (This may be because these adolescents are less sexually experienced overall, or tend to develop friendships with people who are more likely to disapprove of early sexual activity). however, once teens begin engaging in sexual behaviors, religious affiliation and frequency of religious attendance have found to have little impact on frequency of sexual behaviors.
LO23: Discuss the incidence of sexually transmitted infections in teens
Rates of chlamydia/gonorrhea higher in 15 → 19 old females 15-24 year olds acquire ~50% of all new STI’s. Gays/lesbians/bisexuals are less likely to use condoms or other barrier methods
LO25: Differentiate between comprehensive and abstinence only sexuality education programs
Comprehensive sexuality programs are those that begin in kindergarten and continue throughl 12th grade. They include a wide variety of topics and help
students to develop skills to make their own decisions and learn factual information. Have four main goals for sexuality education. Abstinence-only programs emphasize abstinence from all sexual behaviors, and typically do not provide information about contraception or disease prevention. Abstinence-only programs argue that premarital sex leads to psychological problems for the couple and baby comprehensive sex education is favored by the majority of parents, teachers and students in the US (page 204)
Ch. 9: Exam questions may be drawn from the following: LO1, LO3, LO10. LO1: Compare the Kinsey and Klein sexual orientation continuums:
Kinsey introduced six-point scale ranging from exclusively heterosexual behavior (0 points) to exclusively homosexual behavior (6 points). Kinsey’s scale was the first scale to suggest that people engage in complex behaviors that cannot be reduced to simply “homosexual” or “heterosexual” The Klein sexual orientation grid includes 7 dimensions: attraction, behavior, fantasy, emotional preference, social preference, self-identification, and lifestyle. Each is measured for the past, present, and the ideal.
LO3: Summarize the findings of one or two studies that produced evidence for a substantial genetic component of sexual orientation.
Dean Hamer and colleagues found that gay males tended to have more gay relatives on their mother’s side, and they traced that to the existence of a gene that they found in 33 of 40 gay brothers, this gene is inherited from the mother’s but not the father’s side. Other studies support the familial link but have found that male sexual orientation is inherited from the father’s and not the mother's side. gay men were found to have more homosexual male relatives than heterosexual men, and sisters of gay men were more likely to be lesbians than sisters of heterosexual...
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