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Gendered Messages in Sex Ed Films: Trend and Implications for Female Sexual Problems

As specified in “A New View of Women’s Sexual Problems,” there is strong need to give appropriate priority to sexual problems that result from socio-cultural, political, or economic factors. One important cul­ tural factor that impacts sexuality is sex education. The intent of this ar­ ticle is not to discuss the need for sex education or why abstinence-only education is problematic. This article instead focuses on understanding the gendered content of one aspect of sex education: contemporary sex education films aimed at adolescents.