Alaska’s sexual health

For the sake of context, it may be worth noting that Alaska historically is frequently ranked as one of the states (and sometimes THE state) with the highest rates of chlamydia infection and also typically has astronomical rates of sexual assault and rape. In addition, this state of 600,000+ tends to have substantial rates of health disparities, as do other states, that deserve attention and funding. Then again, it seems that Alaska does provide fairly good sexuality education in some places as well as access to family planning services, and they seem to have had a decline in teen pregnancies in recent years (source: Guttmacher Institute).

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.