Sexual Health Promotion Among University Students: A Psychological Perspective

Rusi Jaspal, Claire Bloxsom, Liam Wignall

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This chapter focuses on the relationship between identity, mental health, and sexual health among university students in the United Kingdom but provides recommendations for educators, policymakers, and students in international settings. First, the Health Adversity Risk Model is described in relation to sexual health in university students. Second, research into sexual attitudes, behaviors, and norms is reviewed. Third, the implications of the research findings for sexual health education are outlined. It is argued that a detailed understanding of the complex relationship between behavior, identity, and risk, informed by psychological theory, should constitute the basis of sexual health education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSex Education Research
Subtitle of host publicationA Look Between the Sheets
EditorsWilliam J. Taverner
Place of PublicationLondon
ISBN (Print)9781032039282
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2023

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