The 1960s in the United States are often perceived today as a period of profound societal change, one in which a great many politically minded individuals, who on the whole were young and educated, sought to influence the status quo.
Attitudes to a variety of issues changed, sometimes radically, throughout the decade.
In fact, data from historical reports published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) appear to demonstrate that measures of non-traditional sexual behavior (e.g., gonorrhea incidence, births out of wedlock, and births to teenagers) began to rise dramatically as early as the mid to late 1950s.
Many interrelated factors underlie these changes in sexual behavior.
Actress America Ferrera is the latest star to come forward with her story of sexual assault, and it's truly heartbreaking."Me too," she began a note that she posted on her Instagram.