Sexual health is defined as a state of physical, emotional and social well-being regarding an individual’s sexual behaviour.1 Adolescence is a key period in the development of personal relationships and sexual behaviour. This HBSC Briefing Paper provides an overview of young people in Scotland’s self-reported engagement in sexual activity in relation to social and individual factors. The data comes from 15-year old pupils** who participated in HBSC Scotland national surveys in 2010 and 2014.
|Publisher||Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit (CAHRU)|
|Publication status||Published - May 2015|
- Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC)
- sexual health
Currie, C., Franz, M., McEachran, J., Whitehead, R., van der Sluijs, W., Currie, D., & Neville, F. (2015). HBSC Briefing Paper 20: sexual health of 15 year olds in Scotland 1: ever had intercourse. Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit (CAHRU). http://www.cahru.org/content/03-publications/03-briefing-papers-and-factsheets/bp20_final.pdf