Working with young people can present many challenges. Sexual health and contraceptive issues with teenagers often raise legal, ethical and sometimes child protection concerns. This comprehensive and practical guide is packed with useful advice on contraceptive methods, sexually transmitted infections, adolescent, legal and ethical issues. It is presented in an easy to read format that can be dipped into when required and highlights how a young persons clinic can be set up and how existing services can be made more approachable. This book will serve as a useful, quick reference and all those working with young people will find it valuable reading.
'This book by Sarah Bekaert covers all aspects that any health professional working in the area needs. It provides the broad sweep and the detail as well as reflecting the complexity and breadth of the subject.' Ann McPherson, Chair, Adolescent Working Party, Royal College of General Practitioners, in her Foreword This is a well timed book almost every day the press carries reports of rising numbers of unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections in young people. This is almost certainly down to the ill effects of young adults having little or no access to good information about sexual health and relationships. This book gives us all a chance to start as we mean to go on by giving us practical and useful information and tools to inform, change and protect a generation who need our unwavering and judgement-free support. I hope every statutory and voluntary organisation that has contact with young people gets a copy of this book and uses it. Ceri Evans, Senior Health Advisor, West London Centre for Sexual Health, Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS Trust, in her Foreword