Hey everyone! I’ve been helping out with this research and advocacy project called Sexual Health Rankings™. Using data from the Guttmacher Institute, the CDC, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, the HRC, and much, much more, it is the most complete measure of Americans’ sexual health ever created, and the first state-by-state comparison of overall sexual health.
Similar to how students receive report cards to determine their progress and their progress in relation to their peers, thus allowing their educators to determine where there are deficits and where there are successes, Sexual Health Rankings™ ranks each state (and the District of Columbia) on a composite of 26 indicators (from access to abortion and marriage equality to STI rates). This valuable tool can be used by educators and policy makers as a catalyst for positive change.
I encourage you all to check it out! There is an interactive map that allows you to examine the data on a national and individual state level. There is also a discussion forum for users to discuss the project (whether it’s things they’ve learned, ways they plan on using the data, how this data could be used, or areas for improvement). There is an advocacy page full of resources for folks looking for more info on various topics.
Full url: http://sexualhealthrankings.com
abohemian1-deactivated20130930 asked: any resources around disability and sexuality?
I have not personally collected sexuality and disability resources, however, the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health recently released their fantastic page chock full of sex and dis/ability resources (including web resources, books, articles, organizations, and more!). I’d strongly encourage you to check them out! They also do a weekly Q&A feature, where they answer one of the (many) questions they receive through their formspring, so if you have a specific question regarding this topic, I’d encourage you to ask! (it’s all done anonymously).
full url to the CSPH’s Sex and Dis/ability page: http://thecsph.org/sex-and-disability