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1st Edition

Promoting Young People's Sexual Health
International Perspectives

ISBN 9780415374835
Published October 31, 2006 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

Valuable contributions on different aspects of sexual and reproductive health among young people are presented in this book, with a focus on developing country contexts. Key discussions on issues relating to young people and their sexual activities are brought together in one volume, exploring how these issues are affected by the wider contexts in which they live.

The interdisciplinary team of contributors examine the practical and ideological barriers that inhibit progress in the development of educational and service level improvement of young people’s sexual health as well as presenting examples of efforts made to overcome such difficulties. 

Promoting Young People's Sexual Health looks to the future, proposing ways forward in terms of policy and legislative changes necessary for long term improvements in young people’s sexual health.

Table of Contents


Introduction Roger Ingham and Peter Aggleton

1 Uses and abuses of surveys on the sexual behaviour of

young people Mohamed M. Ali and John Cleland

2 Young people and condom use; findings from qualitative

Studies Cicely Marston, Eleanor King and Roger Ingham

3 The importance of context in seeking to understand

and promote sexual health Roger Ingham

4 Gender, sexual behaviour and vulnerability among

young people Christine Ricardo, Gary Barker, Julie Pulerwitz

and Valeria Rocha


5 Meeting the sexual health needs of young people living

on the street Elaine Chase and Peter Aggleton

6 Young people’s same-sex relationships, sexual health

and well-being Peter Aggleton, Ian Warwick and Paul Boyce

7 Sexual violence and young people’s sexual health in

developing countries: intersections Kate Wood

8 For love or money: the role of exchange in young

people’s sexual relationships Joanna Busza


9 Using evaluation to improve the sexual health of young

People Martine Collumbien, Megan Douthwaite and Laboni Jana

10 Sexual health communication: Letting young people

have their say Wendy Macdowall and Kirstin Mitchell

11 Young people and sex and relationships education Nicole

Stone and Roger Ingham

12 Research and policy in young people’s sexual health Roger Ingham and Susannah Mayhew

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Edited by Roger Ingham, Peter Aggleton


'Promoting Young People's Sexual Health offers very sensitive and illuminating discussions of young people's experiences and the kind of interventions that can make a positive difference' . - Child and Family Social Work