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Promoting Sexual Health

Executive Summary

1. Survey data reveal several individual and relationship factors that are important to sexual health at all levels, with _______________ noted as the greatest predictor of sexual satisfaction.  

A. Choice of partner

B. Level of sexual experience

C. Emotional intimacy

D. Overall health


Sexual Health: An Examination of History

2. Experts believe that a team of leaders from various sectors within public health must work together and provide needed leadership to advance the sexual health effort.

A. True

B. False


Promoting Sexual Health through a Public Health Approach: An International Perspective

3. The Pan American Health Organization approach identifies several factors that interfere with optimal sexual health, including each of the following EXCEPT:  

A. Teen pregnancy or STI’s

B. Intolerance and ignorance

C. Sexual dysfunction

D. Stress or anxiety associated with sexuality


Public Health Approach to Advancing Sexual Health in the United States

4. Sexual health is defined as a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being in relation to sexuality and is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction, or infirmity.

A. True

B. False


Sexual Health Research: A Few Things We Know and How We Know Them

5. In Western Countries, infidelity greatly influences social and sexual health, and accounts for between 20% and 35% of current divorces.

A. True

B. False


6. U.S. legislation and court decisions have demonstrated that privacy related to sexual behavior is limited by generational norms regarding sexual conduct.

A. True

B. False


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Sexuality across Life Course: Sexual Health and Well Being

7. Some research suggests that sexual attraction is established by the ages of ____ years in humans.

A. 9-10

B. 7-8

C. 11-12

D. 5-6


Baby Boomers and Beyond

8. Sexuality continues to be an important part of the life cycle, and most sexually active older adults report that they practice safe sex.

A. True

B. False


9. Although there are cultural differences that affect sexual and romantic satisfaction, sexual happiness appears to be mostly connected to each of the following EXCEPT:

A. Having a partner

B. Frequency of sexual intercourse

C. Low levels of stress

D. History of positive sexual interactions


10. Orgasm and sexual frequency are indicators of pleasure and are related to numerous health outcomes such as lower blood pressure, better mental health, and lower incidences of cancer.

A. True

B. False


Ford Foundation: Sexuality and Reproductive Rights

11. The Ford Foundation is an organization that supports sexuality and reproductive health education and strives to help young people increase their ability to act on their own choices, self-efficacy, and sense of sexual well-being.

A. True

B. False


Sexual Health and Responsibility Program (SHARP)

12. The Navy’s Sexual Health and Responsibility Program (SHARP) was designed to provide military personnel and their family members information pertaining to how dignity, inclusion, social change, and overall health impact sexual well-being.

A. True

B. False


Faith-Based Perspectives on Sexual Health from the Metropolitan Interdenominational Church

13. Positive attitudes toward sexual health can be encouraged through faith-based initiatives that connect communities and individuals through ownership, partnership, fellowship and ______________, which is the necessity of personal investment.  

A. Companionship

B. Stewardship

C. Membership

D. Guardianship


Sexual Health Framework: It’s Impact on Partners

14. For the last 10 years, the HIV response has been geared toward behavioral interventions, with limited attention to the biomedical component, although both areas are critical to optimize HIV prevention.

A. True

B. False


15. The National Coalition for LGBT health is an organization that focuses on federal policy and technical expertise, and it makes each of the following a priority EXCEPT:

A. Focus on large-scale societal and structural effects and interventions that affect the whole person

B. Target interventions early before sexual health becomes an issue

C. Pay particular attention to testing and treatment

D. Teach youth as young as kindergarteners about sharing, negotiation, boundaries, and what healthy looks like


A Sexual Health Framework: It’s Impact on Partners

16. In order to move the sexual health framework forward, long-term, conceptual solutions are necessary, with an increasing spotlight on differentiated programming services.

A. True

B. False


Small Group Discussion and Analysis

17. A public health approach to advancing sexual health emphasizes access to information, education, and tools to make healthful decisions, and the holistic nature of such an approach promotes both a right to health and also personal responsibility.

A. True

B. False


18. Experts agree that an accurate definition of sexual health should include:

A. Not limiting sexual health to intercourse, as sex is multidimensional and extends to relationship issues

B. Addressing the emotional and physical enjoyment of sex as part of its intrinsic nature

C. Addressing age-appropriate and culturally acceptable messages

D. All of the above


19. Although improving sexual health and responsibility is a priority for overall well-being, many believe that this is a controversial subject matter and it is not the role of the government to be involved.

A. True

B. False


Feedback on the Green Paper

20. One criticism of the current sexual health effort is that too much emphasis is placed on adolescent sexuality rather than highlighting demographics across the lifespan.

A. True

B. False


Analysis of Strategies and Objectives

21. Which of the following is NOT one of the recommendations to educate about and optimize reproductive health?  

A. Focus on positive outcomes like parenting and spacing children

B. Include both “sexual” and “reproductive health”

C. Create local and state guidelines for sexuality education in schools

D. Examine existing programs and research to ensure alignment with the sexual health framework


Strategy 2: Promote Effective Policy Actions

22. Policy actions that promote sexual health education call for a more narrowed definition of reproductive health that encourages specific awareness and practices.

A. True

B. False


23. An important strategy to strengthen surveillance and research is to create a “sex-us”, like that which has been conducted in the United Kingdom to collect sexual health information.

A. True

B. False


24. The objective of "promoting healthy sexual functioning and relationships where individuals have control over their own sexual health” needs to be clarified at each lifespan stage and should include positive, emotional attachments.

A. True

B. False


25. In order to increase access to effective preventative, treatment, and support services that promote sexual health, a SWOT analysis is recommended to identify strengths, weaknesses opportunities and __________ related to this objective.

A. Timelines

B. Threats

C. Themes

D. Tactics


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