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Weed, Stan E; Lickona, Thomas. (2014).
“Abstinence Education In Context: History, Evidence, Premises, And Comparison To Comprehensive Sexuality Education.” Kenny, Maureen C. (Ed), Sex Education: Attitude of Adolescents, Cultural Differences and School’s Challenges (pp 27-69). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers. www.novapublishers.com Weed, Stan E; Birch, Paul J; Ericksen, Irene H; and Olsen, Joseph A. 2011.
“Testing a Predictive Model of Youth Sexual Intercourse Initiation.” Unpublished manuscript. This study was peer-reviewed and accepted by the U.S. federal Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evidence Review. (See: https://tppevidencereview.youth.gov/document.aspx?rid=3&sid=74&mid=5) Weed, Stan E; Ericksen, Irene H; Lewis, Allen; Grant, Gale E; and Wibberly, Kathy H. 2008.
“An Abstinence Program’s Impact on Cognitive Mediators and Sexual Initiation.” American Journal of Health Behavior 32(1):60–73. Weed, Stan E; Ericksen, Irene H; and Birch, Paul James. 2005.
“An Evaluation of the Heritage Keepers® Abstinence Education Program.” Pp. 88–103 in “Evaluating Abstinence Education Programs—Improving Implementation and Assessing Impact: Compiled Manuscripts and Documents from the Conference entitled ‘Strengthening Abstinence Education Programs through Scientific Evaluation’ November 3–4, 2005.” Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Population Affairs with the Administration for Children and Families. Weed, Stan E; Olsen, Joseph A; DeGaston, Jacqueline; and Prigmore, Jerry. 1992.
“Predicting and Changing Teen Sexual Activity Rates: A Comparison of Three Title XX Programs.” Submitted to Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs (OAPP), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Washington, D.C., and Utah Department of Education, Salt Lake City, UT.
Ericksen, Irene H., and Weed, Stan E. (2022)
“Three Decades of Research:” A New Sex Ed Agenda Wrapped in the Veneer of Science. The Institute for Research & Evaluation, Salt Lake City, Utah. Ericksen, Irene H., and Weed, Stan E. (2019).
“Re-Examining the Evidence for School-based Comprehensive Sex Education: A Global Research Review.” Issues in Law and Medicine, 34(2):161-182. Weed, Stan E; Ericksen, Irene H. “
Re-Examining the Evidence for Comprehensive Sex Education in Schools: Part One – Research Findings in the United States.” The Institute for Research & Evaluation, Salt Lake City, Utah (December 2019)
An Evidence-Based Rebuttal to a Critique of Abstinence Education. The Institute for Research & Evaluation, Salt Lake City, Utah (May 2020)
“Does Research Support the New Sex Ed Curriculum?” – video testimony by Irene H. Ericksen, M.S., on the “smoke and mirrors” problem in research on sex education and transgenderism (
“Federally Funded The Institute for Research and Evaluation, Salt Lake City, UT (December 31, 2010). Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs: Not What They Claim to Be.”
“Misconceptions about Sex Education Effectiveness.” The Institute for Research and Evaluation, Salt Lake City, UT (revised December 3, 2010).
A Minority Report: Fundamental Concerns about the CDC Meta-analysis of Group-based Adolescent Sexual Risk Prevention Interventions. Ericksen, I.H., & Ruedt, D. (November 18, 2009)
“Another Look at the Evidence: Abstinence and Comprehensive Sex Education in Our Schools.” The Institute for Research and Evaluation, Salt Lake City, UT (revised October 16, 2009).
“Testimony of Stan Weed” before the House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for the hearing “Domestic Abstinence-Only Programs: Assessing the Evidence” (April 23, 2008 in Washington, D.C.) Dr. Weed on
The Diane Rehm Show “Sex Education” segment (September 23, 2008)
” ‘Abstinence’ or ‘Comprehensive’ Sex Education?” The Institute for Research and Evaluation, Salt Lake City, UT, June 8, 2007.