(AP) _

A survey aimed at determining the sexual literacy of Nebraskans will be sent to about 3,000 households across the state on Friday.

Researchers from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Nebraska Adult Sexual Literacy Project want to find out what Nebraska adults really know and what gaps exist.

Dr. Christopher Fisher is an assistant professor at UNMC. He says parents need to be knowledgeable in all areas of human sexuality and health so they can provide accurate information to their children and help prevent the spread of illness.

Fisher says that once researchers determine what the adults don't know, "we can work with our partners to develop interventions and increase the sexual literacy of Nebraskans.''

For more information on the survey, contact Fisher at cfisherm(at)unmc.edu or 402-559-3835.