This guide has been developed for policy makers, programme planners and practitioners interested in young people's sexual and reproductive health. It has been designed to help find out more about young people's ideas, beliefs and feelings about sex, relationships and health. It makes the assumption that what young people think and say really matters. It recognises, however, that the way in which people think about particular issues is linked to their background and past socialization.
The guide is presented in seven sections:
- section one - Background. Who this guide is for, and why it has been
- section two - Beliefs about health. Professional and lay
understandings of health and illness
- section three - Understanding young people and sex. Images of young
people. The cultural dimensions of sex. Sexual health cultures among
- section four - Working with and involving others. How best to involve
other people. Some practical and ethical issues
- section five - Preparing and planning the study. The value of case
studies. Finding suitable research questions
- section six - Collecting information. Where, how and from whom
information can be gathered
- section seven - Analysing and using findings. Analysing what young
people say about sex, relationships and health. Maximising the
likelihood that findings will be used
Warwick, I.; Aggleton, P. Learning from what young people say… about sex, relationships and health. (2001) 51 pp.
Learning from what young people say… about sex, relationships and health.