young people

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 A tiny, unpublished study asking undergraduates about their recollec...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... »

Round-up 22 January 2016

Round-up 22 January 2016

Published journal articles Technologies/social media Young men who have sex with men’s use of social and sexual media and sex-risk associations: cross-sectional, online survey across four countries Karen Lorimer, Paul Flowers, Mark Davis, Jamie Frankis STI (online first) Substance use Substance use and sexual risk behaviors among Peruvian MSM social media users Young, Sean D.; Nianogo, Roch ... »

Episode 14:  Nicola Boydell discusses ‘personal communities’ among young gay & bisexual men, and ‘safer sex’

Episode 14: Nicola Boydell discusses ‘personal communities’ among young gay & bisexual men, and ‘safer sex’

In episode 14, Dr Nicola Boydell, a Research Assistant at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, chats with Karen about her thesis study investigating young gay and bisexual men’s ‘personal communities’, the meanings men ascribe to their relationships with individuals within their ‘personal community’, and explored the role these pe... »

Weekly Round-up – 4th Dec 15

Weekly Round-up – 4th Dec 15

 Have you seen the new blog post on the website?   Check it out here The HIV Response Cuts Across Borders  Aidan Collins, Head of Policy and Campaigning, HIV Scotland  In this blog post, Aidan writes about the importance of working across borders when it comes to developing an effective HIV response, offering some key insights drawn from the Scottish context but highlighting why we should not... »

Weekly Round-up of published articles and news: 13th November 2015

Weekly Round-up of published articles and news: 13th November 2015

 New podcast! A new podcast, Episode 12, is now available to listen to or download.  Visit the site’s podcast page to listen. In this episode, Louise Jackson (Research Fellow, Health Economics Unit, University of Birmingham) chats to Karen about a systematic review and meta-ethnography of qualitative studies that investigated women’s experiences of thinking about and participating in testing... »

Weekly Round-up of sexual health publications and news – 9th October 2015

Weekly Round-up of sexual health publications and news – 9th October 2015

Published journal articles A longitudinal daily diary analysis of condom use during bleeding-associated vaginal sex among adolescent females Devon J Hensel, Amanda E Tanner, Ashley Sherrow, J Dennis Fortenberry STI Antiretroviral therapy adherence in a sample of men with low socioeconomic status: The role of task-specific treatment self-efficacy Eric Houston & Adam W. Fominaya Psychology, Heal... »

Weekly Round-up of recent sexual health publications and news – 11 Sept 15

Weekly Round-up of recent sexual health publications and news – 11 Sept 15

Published journal articles Denominators count: supplementing surveillance data for genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection with testing data, Norway, 2007 to 2013 Eurosurveillance The HIV care continuum among men who have sex with men in Moscow, Russia: a cross-sectional study of infection awareness and engagement in care A L Wirtz, C E Zelaya, C Latkin, A Peryshkina, N Galai, V Mogilniy, P Dzhigu... »

Weekly Round-up of sexual health articles and news – 4th September 2015

Weekly Round-up of sexual health articles and news – 4th September 2015

Published articles A range of articles on sex and disability. For example: Sexual functioning and sexual well-being in people with a limb amputation: a cross-sectional study in the Netherlands Jesse E. A. Verschuren, Jan H. Geertzen, Paul Enzlin, Pieter U. Dijkstra & Rienk Dekker Disability and Rehabilitation Identifying Effective Methods for Teaching Sex Education to Individuals With Intellec... »

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