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A Survey of Teenagers' Views of Sex and Relationships Education and Sexual Health Services in Kent. Executive Summary.

By Jenny R. Billings, Charlotte L. Hastie, Linda M. Jenkins and Jan Macvarish

Abstract

Funded by the Kent Teenage Pregnancy Partnership, this survey was carried out as part of a broader programme of study into teenagers’ views and experiences of sex and relationship education, sexual health services and family support services in Kent. The project was composed of three parts:\ud Project One (the focus of this report) constituted the quantitative part of our research, which included two school-based surveys conducted between September 2004 and January 2006 with a total of 4000 15 to 16 year old\ud school pupils;\ud Project Two gauged the attitudes and experiences of looked-after children regarding sexual health education and relationships advice by conducting focus groups with 20 15 to 20 year olds (Billings, Hashem & Macvarish 2007);\ud Project Three was a longitudinal qualitative study exploring the views of teenage parents during the antenatal (n = 38) and postnatal periods (n = 17).\ud It was concerned with finding out their experiences of family support services, as well as obtaining their views on sex and relationships education and sexual health services

Topics: RA0421, HV
Publisher: Centre for Health Services Studies
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:kar.kent.ac.uk:24665

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