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ERIC Number: EJ993111
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1811
How They Got It and How They Wanted It: Marginalised Young People's Perspective on Their Experiences of Sexual Health Education
Brown, Graham; Sorenson, Anne; Hildebrand, Janina
Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, v12 n5 p599-612 2012
Young people in Australia are at greatest risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections, and priority actions are necessary for this population group. This study of marginalised and at-risk young people in out-of-school environments was conducted in Western Australia with the aim of obtaining young people's perceptions about their experience of sexual health education and preferred means of gaining sexual health knowledge and skills. A participatory research methodology was implemented through a series of workshops with 88 young people recruited through community youth agencies. The results of the study support what is already known about sexual health promotion for young people and the importance of a holistic approach to promoting positive relationships and sexual health. However, the findings emphasise that this should include the need for demonstrated trust, confidence and safe environments, and the complementary role of community youth agencies and peer-based programmes which may play an important role in reaching young people who may disengage with, or not be reached by school-based sexual health education. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia