sex education

Concerned about porn? Here’s what we should really worry about

Concerned about porn? Here’s what we should really worry about

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.   Cicely Marston, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine There were media reports this week that viewing “soft core” pornographic images causes harm to young people. But the evidence presented simply does not support these claims. A tiny, unpublished study asking undergraduates about their recollec... »

The government cited my research in its campaign against porn and anal sex – here’s why I disagree

The government cited my research in its campaign against porn and anal sex – here’s why I disagree

Cicely Marston, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Are we facing an epidemic of harmful anal sex, brought on only because of the availability of online porn? This is what you’d think from reading a recent policy note from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport in support of the government’s aim to require all pornographic websites to use age verification by default. But this sugg... »

Episode 16 Rebecca MacGilleEathain – young peoples experiences of sex education

Episode 16 Rebecca MacGilleEathain – young peoples experiences of sex education

In Episode 16 Karen talks to Rebecca MacGilleEathain (Maclean), a doctoral student at the University of the West of Scotland.  Rebecca’s work is on young people’s experiences of sex education and their knowledge. In the podcast I talk to Rebecca about her study, asking her about her methods and then the knowledge and understandings young people she spoke to had about sexual health.  Alongsid... »

Weekly Round-up of published articles and news -19th June 2015

Weekly Round-up of published articles and news -19th June 2015

  Recently published research Epidemiology Which sexually active young female students are most at risk of pelvic inflammatory disease? A prospective study Phillip E Hay, Sarah R Kerry, Rebecca Normansell, Paddy J Horner, Fiona Reid, Sally M Kerry, Katia Prime, Elizabeth Williams, Ian Simms, Adamma Aghaizu, Jorgen Jensen, Pippa Oakeshott STI Tinea genitalis: a new entity of sexually transmitted in... »

Round-up of sexual health articles and news – 10th April 2015

Round-up of sexual health articles and news – 10th April 2015

Published journal articles Chlamydia Practice nurse chlamydia testing in Australian general practice: a qualitative study of benefits, barriers and facilitators Lorch R, Hocking J, Guy R, Vaisey A, Wood A, Lewis D, Temple-Smith M, on behalf of the ACCEPt consortium BMC Family Practice 2015 (Open access) Young people The association between stress, coping, and sexual risk behaviors over 24 months a... »

Sex education at school means students have sex safer and later

Sex education at school means students have sex safer and later

  By Wendy MacDowall, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine This article was originally published on The Conversation (11th March 15). Lessons at school have become the most common source of information about sexual matters for young men and women in Britain. As part of the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles, we interviewed nearly 4,000 people aged 16-24 years and t... »

Weekly Roundup of sexual health articles and news – 18th July 2014

Weekly Roundup of sexual health articles and news – 18th July 2014

Sexual Health Research Network Weekly Roundup: 18th July 2014   Our thoughts extend to the families of passengers and crew of flight MH17.  Our sadness on hearing there may have been delegates to the 20th International AIDS conference in Melbourne. The conference stated:  “In recognition of our colleagues’ dedication to the fight against HIV/AIDS, the conference will go ahead as p... »