This chapter defines the important role of social context in influencing health behaviours and health. It focuses on the complex interplay between vulnerability, disadvantage, and sexual health among young people; mirroring national and international concerns. It considers: what is meant by the term sexual health and what the key public health concerns are; what is known about factors associated with poor sexual health; and what is known about how poor sexual health outcomes might be alleviated. It is shown that effective strategies for improving sexual health must address the underlying causes of vulnerability and risk among young people.
|Title of host publication||Evidence-based Public Health|
|Subtitle of host publication||Effectiveness and efficiency|
|Editors||Amanda Killoran, Michael P Kelly|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|