Practice question

What is the nurse’s role in supporting young people’s sexual health?

Young people should have access to education, assessment and treatment for sexual health

Young people should have access to education, assessment and treatment for sexual health

Sexual health is defined as ‘a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality’ ( World Health Organisation 2006 ).

High income countries have long identified poor sexual health in their young people due to high rates of unplanned teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections ( National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 2019 ,

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