HBSC Briefing Paper 22: Sexual health of 15-year olds in Scotland 3: Protection at last intercourse

Candace Currie, Mareike Franz, Juliet McEachran, Ross Whitehead, Winfried van der Sluijs, Dorothy Currie, Jo Inchley, Fergus Neville

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Abstract

Sexual health is defined as a state of physical, emotional and social well-being regarding an individual’s sexual behaviour. Adolescence is a key period in the development of personal relationships and sexual
behaviour and one aspect of positive sexual health includes safe sex with contraception and adequate protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This 22nd HBSC Briefing Paper (BP) examines protection at last sexual intercourse among 15-year olds** who have ever had sex, using data from the HBSC Surveys in Scotland in 2010 and 2014. It follows BP20 and BP21, which present findings on other aspects of sexual health using the same survey data. These examine social and individual factors associated with sexual behaviour and circumstances of first sex respectively.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherChild and Adolescent Health Research Unit (CAHRU)
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015

Keywords

  • sexual health
  • fifteen year olds
  • Scotland
  • contraception
  • STI prevention

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    Currie, C., Franz, M., McEachran, J., Whitehead, R., van der Sluijs, W., Currie, D., Inchley, J., & Neville, F. (2015). HBSC Briefing Paper 22: Sexual health of 15-year olds in Scotland 3: Protection at last intercourse. Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit (CAHRU). http://www.cahru.org/content/03-publications/03-briefing-papers-and-factsheets/briefingpaper_22.pdf