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 written
- 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 young people
- 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.