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Do safeguarding concerns deter young people’s access to condoms? Issues about integrating sexual health services online

Do safeguarding concerns deter young people’s access to condoms? Issues about integrating sexual health services online

Evans, Andrew B. and Evans, David T. (2016) Do safeguarding concerns deter young people’s access to condoms? Issues about integrating sexual health services online. Education and Health, 34 (1). pp. 3-8. ISSN 0265-1602 (Print), 2049-3665 (Online)

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Abstract

Condoms have been distributed freely, and regionally across England, since the ‘Teenage Pregnancy Strategy’ (Social Inclusion Unit, 1999) which highlighted England as having one of the highest rates of unplanned teenage conceptions in Western Europe. With the aim of making more accessible contraception and sex safer resources and protecting against infections, young people can obtain free condoms through selected registration and distribution points (Evans, 2005; Hadley and Evans, 2013). In 2003, England and Wales founded the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) in response to high levels of Chlamydia trachomatis found in young people aged between 15 – 24 years (DH, 2012).

Key messages for young people in the prevention of Chlamydia infection are:
- Consistently use condoms during vaginal, anal or oral sex - Don’t share sex toys without washing them between use or covering with a fresh condom
- Consistently use latex dams for cunnilingus (oral sex on a female) and oroanal sex (rimming) (NHS, 2013)

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Article produced out of MA Professional Practice (sexual health) by Andrew B. Evans (student) and Dr David T. Evans (supervisor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Condoms; Safeguarding; Safer sex; Young people; On-line sexual health services
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Family Care & Mental Health
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Last Modified: 03 Apr 2017 11:21
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/16430

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