Sexual Health and Sexuality Education Needs Assessment of Young People in Care in Ireland (SENYPIC). The Perspectives of Care Leavers: A Qualitative Analysis. Report No. 5

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Title: Sexual Health and Sexuality Education Needs Assessment of Young People in Care in Ireland (SENYPIC). The Perspectives of Care Leavers: A Qualitative Analysis. Report No. 5
Authors: Hyde, Abbey
Fullerton, Deirdre
Dunne, Laura
Lohan, Maria
Macdonald, Geraldine
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7604
Date: Mar-2016
Abstract: This report clearly identifies the particular vulnerabilities associated with young people in care (YPIC). Although YPIC are not a homogenous group and arrive in State care for a multiplicity of reasons, engaging in risky behaviours, including drugs, alcohol and early sexual behaviour when in care, was commonly reported by the participants. Almost all of the participants reported having had first sex before the age of 17. What is particularly concerning is that virtually none of the descriptions of early sexual experiences involved sexual competence on their part – that is, use of contraception; autonomy in decision-making; being equally willing as partner at the time of sex; and absence of regret following sex. With regard to relationships and sexuality education (RSE), care-leavers reported that different people played different roles in their lives and the level and quality of RSE delivery varied considerably.
Type of material: Technical Report
Publisher: HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme and Child & Family Agency (Tusla)
Keywords: Sexual health;Sexuality education;Young people in state care
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems Research Collection

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