Scoping study for knowledge, attitudes and behaviours survey towards relationships, sexual and reproductive health among young people in Ireland

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/122325
Title:
Scoping study for knowledge, attitudes and behaviours survey towards relationships, sexual and reproductive health among young people in Ireland
Authors:
Crisis Pregnancy Agency; Layte, Richard Prof.; James, William Prof.; Quail, Amanda; McGee, Hannah Prof.
Affiliation:
The Economic and Social Research Institute, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Publisher:
Crisis Pregnancy Agency
Issue Date:
Jul-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/122325
Additional Links:
http://www.crisispregnancy.ie/research3.php
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Sex and sexual behaviour are an extremely important aspect of human behaviour, with implications for both individuals and societies. Sexual relationships can give immense pleasure and fulfilment to individuals, create families and ultimately underpin the viability of societies, but they can also have less positive consequences. For example, rates of sexually transmitted infections have been increasing strongly in Ireland since the mid-1990s, and rates of crisis pregnancy also seem to be increasing (NDSC 2004). More worryingly, much of the increase in STIs has been among younger people and particularly those under 25. It also appears that pregnancy rates among women under 20 have been increasing over the last 15 years, although statistics here are problematic and need to be contextualised. For example, the birth rate among women under 20 in Ireland has been increasing since the early 90s, but present rates are still well below those in recent decades. Similarly, there has been a steady increase in the number of abortions among 15-19 year olds with Irish addresses in Britain (Hyde & Howlett, 2005) since the early 1970s, but it is not known whether this increase is real or the consequence of changes in patterns of reporting.
Keywords:
PUBLIC HEALTH; PREGNANCY; SEXUAL HEALTH; ATTITUDE
Local subject classification:
CRISIS PREGNANCY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCrisis Pregnancy Agencyen
dc.contributor.authorLayte, Richard Prof.en
dc.contributor.authorJames, William Prof.en
dc.contributor.authorQuail, Amandaen
dc.contributor.authorMcGee, Hannah Prof.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-18T14:37:46Z-
dc.date.available2011-02-18T14:37:46Z-
dc.date.issued2005-07-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/122325-
dc.descriptionSex and sexual behaviour are an extremely important aspect of human behaviour, with implications for both individuals and societies. Sexual relationships can give immense pleasure and fulfilment to individuals, create families and ultimately underpin the viability of societies, but they can also have less positive consequences. For example, rates of sexually transmitted infections have been increasing strongly in Ireland since the mid-1990s, and rates of crisis pregnancy also seem to be increasing (NDSC 2004). More worryingly, much of the increase in STIs has been among younger people and particularly those under 25. It also appears that pregnancy rates among women under 20 have been increasing over the last 15 years, although statistics here are problematic and need to be contextualised. For example, the birth rate among women under 20 in Ireland has been increasing since the early 90s, but present rates are still well below those in recent decades. Similarly, there has been a steady increase in the number of abortions among 15-19 year olds with Irish addresses in Britain (Hyde & Howlett, 2005) since the early 1970s, but it is not known whether this increase is real or the consequence of changes in patterns of reporting.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCrisis Pregnancy Agencyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.crisispregnancy.ie/research3.phpen
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTHen
dc.subjectPREGNANCYen
dc.subjectSEXUAL HEALTHen
dc.subjectATTITUDEen
dc.subject.otherCRISIS PREGNANCYen
dc.titleScoping study for knowledge, attitudes and behaviours survey towards relationships, sexual and reproductive health among young people in Irelanden
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentThe Economic and Social Research Institute, Royal College of Surgeons in Irelanden
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