Carma Bylund and CJC Doctoral Students Author Article on Sex Education Communication to Children
Carma Bylund, Public Relations associate professor at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications and associate professor in the Division of Hematology & Oncology at the UF College of Medicine, is the co-author of “International Barriers to Parent-Child Communication About Sexual and Reproductive Health Topics: A Qualitative Systemic Review” published in the Journal of Sex Education on Sept. 1.
According to the authors, “We identified both barriers to communication and barriers to effective communication reported by parents and/or children. Internationally, both parents and children experienced personal barriers, such as embarrassment, discomfort and fear; communal barriers, such as outside sources and responsibility shift; and cultural barriers, such as sex as taboo, focus on abstinence and age/generational differences. Implications for future family communication interventions and measurement that could help parents navigate this form of sexual education are discussed.”