Sexually transmitted infections including HIV and teenage pregnancy have resulted in considerable morbidity and mortality among girls in the United States. There is a need to further strengthen prevention efforts against these persistent epidemics. In order to promote girls' sexual health and most effectively reduce sexual risk, it is important to understand the social factors that influence the development of a girl's sexuality. The purpose of this study was to begin to fill a void in the literature by exploring girls' perspectives about the social context in which they learn about sex, sexuality, and relationships. Coding and content analysis was used to identify patterns and themes in 33 individual interviews with African American and Euro-American girls. Girls sought out different types of information from each source.
A local man received a month jail sentence after police found an extensive collection of child pornography on his computer. Barry Earl Jefferson had previously pleaded guilty to possessing and distributing child pornography following his arrest on March Law enforcement became aware of the year-old's collection after beginning a general investigation into activity on a peer-to-peer, file-sharing network. In Estevan Provincial Court on Monday, Crown prosecutor Loreley Berra outlined the proposed sentence for the Crown, calling for a mandatory minimum jail sentence of six months for the possession charge and 12 months for the charge of distributing the material.