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Young peoples' sexual health: a framework for policy debate

Campbell, Catherine and Aggleton, Peter (1999) Young peoples' sexual health: a framework for policy debate. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 8 (4). pp. 249-263. ISSN 1188-4517

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Abstract

This paper seeks to stimulate debate about policy directions for sexual health promotion for youth. We first examine the reasons why some young people might be more at risk than others for sexual health problems, highlighting a number of the structural and environmental factors that can contribute to young people's sexuality-related risks and vulnerabilities. We then propose ways that policy-makers might help to reduce these risks not just by improving access to high quality information and services but also by creating health-enabling environments that facilitate young people efforts to protect and enhance their sexual health. In this context, we pay particular attention to the impact of home, community, and macro-social social factors (e.g., poverty, discrimination, social exclusion) on the sexual behaviour of youth

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 1999 Sieccan
Library of Congress subject classification: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Health and Social Care
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Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2010 14:47
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/7443/

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