Undertaking a sexual health assessment in adolescents and young people remains a daunting task for many GPs. Being prepared and having a clear framework for assessment helps GPs to be effective in supporting young people to achieve optimal sexual health. Note A comment on this article was published in the April issue of Medicine Today.
We run a confidential sexual health clinic specifically for young people at the Jefferiss Wing. We have a friendly, supportive team. No appointment is needed, you can just walk in.
NCBI Bookshelf. Sexual health promotion for young people delivered via digital media: a scoping review. Public Health Research, No.
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Sexual health data were collected through computer-assisted self-interview questionnaires. Quality of life and household deprivation were also measured. In conclusion, small numbers of PHIV reported condomless sex with a detectable viral load, which could result in HIV transmission, indicating the need for targeted sexual health and ART adherence interventions for young people with perinatal HIV.
Australian Government — Young people and STIs This website gives young people important information about the transmission, symptoms, treatment and prevention of sexually transmissible infections STIs. Reach Out — Sex and relationships This website has lots of teenage-friendly information about sexual health for young people. Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT This organisation provides services to help improve sexual and reproductive health for the Canberra community, including young people.
Correspondence to Raoul Fransen-dos Santos e-mail: rf icssupport. Submitted: 03 April — Revised version received: 09 September — Accepted: 14 September Bulletin of the World Health Organization ; Half of all new HIV infections occur among young people, aged 15—
Young people, sex and pregnancy — the myths Sexual behaviour of young people Teenage pregnancy Encouraging contraception use among sexually active young people Young people, sex and pregnancy — the myths Lots of myths float around about sexual intercourse and contraception. Some have been made up because they appear to be based on 'commonsense' and therefore they must be true. Other myths have been handed down from other generations where ignorance of sex and health issues, for women in particular, was socially desirable.
All our clinics have sessions which are for patients aged 19 years and under only — check out the clinic times page for opening times. Why see our FAQ for more details. If it is your first visit to our clinic, we will need to register you onto our computer system, it will be useful if you know your address and postcode as well as a contact number. Our computer system is only used by Sefton Sexual Health staff and no one else can access the system so your information is confidential.