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Sexual activity and sexual health among young adults with/without intellectual disability

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BMC Public Health 201818:667 Abstract Background There is widespread concern about the sexual ‘vulnerability’ of young people with intellectual disabilities, but little evidence relating to sexual activity and sexual health. Method This paper describes a secondary analysis of the nationally representative longitudinal Next Steps study (formerly the Longitudinal Survey of Young People in England)...

It’s not just the mechanics … children need lessons in life and love

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The Guardian, Sunday 5 March 2017 11.05 AEDT The radical overhaul of sex and relationships education (SRE) announced by the [UK] government last week is very good news. Children will learn about healthy adult relationships from the age of four and sex education will become compulsory in all secondary schools. So, good news – but also long overdue, given the challenges faced by the young. Read...

Forum: Porn literacy: raising sexually intelligent young people

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SHine SA, October 2016 In the words of Dr Marty Klein, Licensed Sex Therapist, Writer and Speaker: “In addition to death and taxes, there are two other things we can be sure of:  The internet is here to stay. Pornography is here to stay.” With that in mind, join us at our ReFRESH Forum as we discuss the need to equip our young people with the essential skills and strategies to...

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance: United States

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 10, 2016 The CDC has released the report: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance —  United States 2015. The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System monitors six categories of priority health behaviors among youth and young adults: 1) behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; 2) tobacco use; 3) alcohol and other drug use; 4) sexual...

Large numbers of teenage girls experience sexual coercion in relationships

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University of Bristol, Public Release: 12-Feb-2015 More than four in ten teenage schoolgirls in England have experienced sexual coercion, new research launched today [11 February] reveals. Most were pressured to have sex or other sexual activity, but some cases included rape. And many of the 13-17-year-olds had also suffered physical attacks, intimidation or emotional abuse from their boyfriends...

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