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Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCIOL 1A06
Professor
Tina Fetner

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Sociology 1A06 1/3/2012 6:26:00 AM
Sociology of sexualities
Sexuality seems to be private and personal
Many aspects of sexuality are social
o Social morns for sexual behaviours
o Attitudes of sexuality
o Laws regulating sexual activity
o Social control of sexuality
Sex and Canadian culture
Many critics complain our culture is too sexual
Others find it difficult to find accurate information about sex
Taboo against talking plainly about sex
What do you know about sex
We know little about sex
Most cant name parts of female genitalia
What do we know about sex habits?

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Sociology of sexualities
HPV Vaccine in Ontario
Free in-school for girls in grade 8
Approved for males/females 9-26
Pay $400
Almost 100% effective against 4 stains of HPV that cause 70% of
cervical cancer and 9-% of genital warts
Social trends in STI’s
STI rates not consistent
o Over time
o Across age
STI influenced by social phenomena
AIDs Globally
33 million people are HIV+’
22.5 million in sub-Saharan Africa
4.9 million in Asia
2.5 million new cases in 2007
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