Sexual health: An overview of contraceptive methods for young people

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Rates of teenage pregnancy and sexually diseases in the UK are high compared to other Western European countries (Avery and Lazdane, 2008). School nurses are key contributors to sexual health education in the UK in younger women due to their access to the school-age population (Wainwright et al, 2000). Research has suggested, however, that although their general knowledge of the topic was adequate, school nurses have insufficient knowledge to effectively teach about some topics such as sexually transmitted infections or emergency contraception (EC) (Westwood and Mullan, 2007). School nurses can play an important role in providing EC to adolescents by streamline accessibility and distribution of EC, while maintaining adolescent privacy (Lindberg, 2003). Certainly, they can have a subtantial role in promoting sexual health services.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-276
JournalBritish Journal of School Nursing
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 02 Jul 2019


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