Retrospective Survey

The objective of this survey was to determine where LGBTQ+ young adults received sexual health information. We conducted a national survey of 18-21 year olds and asked them where they accessed their sexual health education information as well as their sexual habits. 


At the conclusion of the survey, we discovered that most youth are going to the internet for information about sex even though the accuracy of information on the internet is questionable. We also learned that youth are engaging in high levels of sexual activity with low access to quality information about sexual health.

The THRiVE research collaborative at Cleveland State University seeks to enhance the health and wellbeing of children, adolescents, and young adults through understanding how intersecting systems such as school, family and community, impact healthy development for youth. THRiVE is made up of an interdisciplinary team of researchers who represent the fields of Psychology, Education and Social Work.