Infographic description. Title: California students are less likely to report ever having sex than students nationwide. Information: Question asked - Have you ever had sexual intercourse? Bar graph shows 28% of California students reported yes, while 38% of students in the rest of the United States. Source: 2019 California YRBS, weighted percentages and 2019 U.S. YRBS, weighted percentages.
YRBS is part of a multi-survey surveillance system launched by the CDC in 1990. YRBS monitors six categories of health-related behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including:
ASHWG has compiled California’s data from the CDC to compare data at the national and state level on youth sexual risk behavior. Download the summary and slide deck to see the results of the 2019 California YRBS.
Infographic description. Title: Sexual violence and suicide attempt: YRBS, 2017. Information: Percent of survey responders who ever experienced sexual violence is 7% and percent who have experienced sexual violence in the last 12 months is 10.1%. The percent of responders who have seriously considered suicide is 17% and percent who attempted suicide is 9.4%. NOTE: Sexual violence questions on every experienced and in the last 12 months are different and independent from each other. Question for ever experienced: Have you evern been physically forced to have sexual intercourse when you did not want to? And question for in the last 12 months: During the past 12 months, how many times did anyone force you to do sexual things that you did not want to do? (Count such things as kissing, touching, or being physically forced to have sexual intercourse.)
Suicide among youth in California was the leading cause of death in 2017 and suicide attempts predict completed suicide. Experiencing sexual violence (SV) can have harmful effects on mental health and well-being and is strongly associated with suicide attempt (SA). In this context, CDPH/MCAH analyzed the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) to assess the prevalence of, and association between, SV and SA among high school students, controlling for substance use and students’ demographic characteristics. The results, as shown in the deck slides, were presented at the 2020 American Public Health Association virtual conference.
Infographic description. Title: Middle schools and high schools made the biggest relative improvements in the following requirements. Information: For Middle Schools - Gender Identity and Expression improved by 85% (from approximately 30% to 60%), LGBTQ Inclusive Materials improved by 101% (from approximately 30% to 60%), and Diversity of Relationships and Sexual Orientation improved by 99% (from approximately 30% to 58%). For High Schools - Gender Identity and Expression improved by 31% (from approximately 60% to 80%), LGBTQ Inclusive Materials improved by 49% (from approximately 55% to 75%), and Diversity of Relationships and Sexual Orientation improved by 52% (from approximately 50% to 70%).
This brief shares high-level findings from an analysis conducted by the California Department of Public Health STD Control Branch which used an existing data source (School Health Profiles Survey) to improve understanding of how California schools implemented the California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA) requirements before and after the law was enacted.
Infographic description. Title: California students are less likely to report ever having sex than students nationwide. NOTE: Question asked: Have you ever had sexual intercourse? Information: California students at 32% and the rest of the United States at 40% of respondents report ever having sexual intercourse.
YRBS is part of a multi-survey surveillance system launched by the Centers forDisease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1990. YRBS monitors six categories of health-related behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including:
ASHWG has compiled California’s data from the CDC, to compare national and state-level data on youth sexual risk behavior. Download the slidedeck to see the results of the 2017 California YRBS.
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is a school-based survey that monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among high school aged youth. YRBS is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is implemented at both the state and national level, which allows California to compare the risk behaviors of our youth to national trends. This brief video provides a background on the YRBS at a national and state level, talks about how to access data for California youth, and highlights ways to support the YRBS in our state.
The California Adolescent Sexual Health Work Group (ASHWG) is a standing work group of program managers from the California Department of Public Health, California Department of Education, and key non-governmental organizations committed to working more effectively to address the sexual and reproductive health of California adolescents. Its vision is to create a coordinated, collaborative, and integrated system among government and non-government organizations to promote and protect the sexual and reproductive health of youth in California.
The ASHWG Data and Evaluation Subcommittee’s intention is to improve comparability and expand access to and use of HIV, STD, and Teen Birth data. Members of this Sub-committee include epidemiologists from California Department of Public Health branches of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Control, Office of AIDS (OA), Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) and non-governmental “end users” of their data.
The ASHWG Data Tables and Charts for Adolescent Births, AIDS and STD are presented with standardized data elements across all conditions, i.e. age, race, gender, and timeframe. The purpose is to make useable data readily available for improved program planning, implementation and evaluation by programs serving adolescents at risk.
Graphic description. Schools with a full-time nurse on site: 11% of Middle Schools and 36% of High schools. Also, 17% of high schools provide condoms on site, 8% of high school provide STD testing and treatment and less than 1% of middle schools provide sexual health services.
View highlights from the 2014 School Health Profiles Survey including the health services available to California student.
Graphic description. 43% of sexually active students didn't use a condom for STD prevention at last sex. Only 6% of sexually active students used both condoms for STD prevention AND another method to prevent pregnancy at last sex. 21% of sexually active students used drugs or alcohol that lst time they had sex.
View highlights from the 2015 survey of California high school students’ reported sexual health behaviors.