Dirty Words: The Rhetoric of Public Sex Education, 1870-1924 by Robin E. Jensen has been awarded the 2015 NCA Health Communication Distinguished Book Award.
In the book, Jensen details the approaches and outcomes of sex-education initiatives in the Progressive Era.
The Distinguished Book Award recognizes research that has made, or offers the promise of making, a significant contribution to scholarship in Health Communication theory, research, or practice.
Books do not become eligible for the NCA Health Communication book award until five years after the original publication date. Dirty Words was first published in December of 2010.