Innovative Research On Youth Sexuality

The Ford Foundation today announces grants totaling $4.1 million to six organizations to undertake groundbreaking research on youth sexuality in the United States. The research is meant to provide data and analysis that can inform public discussion on policies and programs that affect young people’s sexual choices and health.

The hope is the research will shed new light on the factors shaping youth sexuality at a time when the culture is rapidly diversifying, social media and other social technology are ascendant, and young people are buffeted by destabilizing economic conditions.
The winning research teams were selected from more than 200 submissions and are composed of academic institutions working in partnership with established community or policy organizations:

University of Arizona in collaboration with the Gay-Straight Alliance Network and YWCA Tucson.

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Released date: 
Dec 10 2010