Since 2009, an IU Bloomington team has been researching how sex has changed over the years. Now the team’s collaboration on the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior has earned the campus’s 2018 Outstanding Faculty Collaborative Research Award.
The National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior is the largest nationally representative survey of sexual behavior ever conducted in the U.S. To date, seven waves of data collection have been completed. The importance of the survey’s findings has been publicly recognized by former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, by leadership at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and by numerous clinicians, researchers and journalists. The survey also represents a longstanding academic-corporate research partnership to better understand sexual health, with funding from Church & Dwight, maker of Trojan sexual health products.
The team will present a public lecture on “Sexuality in America: What We’ve Learned from the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior” at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at IU Cinema. The lecture is free and will be followed by a reception.