Promoting adolescent sexual health: enhancing professional knowledge and skills



This chapter explores the role of health professionals in promoting sexual health and briefly reviews the literature examining aspects that influence young people’s sexual knowledge, skills and behaviour, as well as the role of the nurse as a sexual health promoter. A small-scale research study is described that utilised a qualitative approach to explore further the development of young people’s sexual health by interviewing a sample of student nurses. Findings and possible implications for a number of health professionals are discussed.


Young People Sexual Health Sexual Attitude Post Partum Depression Student Nurse 
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