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Youth 'At Risk'?: Young People, Sexual Health and Consent

Youth Studies Australia
Volume 26 Issue 4 (Dec 2007)

Abstract: In Australia, there is a growing expectation that sexuality education should reduce the risks associated with youth sex by providing young people with information on protecting their sexual health. However, this information may be insufficient to ensure that young people make choices that support their sexual safety and autonomy. This paper considers the adverse implications of the problematisation of youth sexuality for young people's sexual health and autonomy. it draws on interview and focus group data from 117 young people to explore the varying degrees of opportunity that youth have to actively negotiate and promote safe and consensual sex. Finally, implications for sexuality education and violence prevention are briefly considered.

To cite this article: Powell, Anastasia. Youth 'At Risk'?: Young People, Sexual Health and Consent [online]. Youth Studies Australia, Vol. 26, No. 4, Dec 2007: 21-28. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=902431470724646;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 1038-2569. [cited 24 May 17].

Personal Author: Powell, Anastasia; Source: Youth Studies Australia, Vol. 26, No. 4, Dec 2007: 21-28 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1038-2569 Subject: Sexual consent; Sex instruction for youth; Sex instruction; Youth--Sexual behavior; Peer Reviewed: Yes

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection