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Adolescents’ Use of the Internet for Sex Education: A Thematic and Critical Review of the Literature
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media.
2013 (English)In: International Journal of Sexual Health, ISSN 1931-7611, Vol. 25, no 4, 305-319 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A thematic and critical literature review was conducted to determine what is known about adolescents' experiences with online sex education. Four major themes could be discerned from the literature, revealing that: (a) adolescents report engaging with sex information online; (b) adolescents are interested in a number of topics, including sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy; (c) the quality of adolescent-targeted sex information online can be lacking, but adolescents can evaluate these sources; and (d) Internet-based interventions can increase adolescents' sexual health knowledge. Inconsistencies in the literature are discussed and suggestions are made for future research.

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2013. Vol. 25, no 4, 305-319 p.
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Sex education, sex, adolescents, Internet, digital
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-210940DOI: 10.1080/19317611.2013.823899ISI: 000325512900006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-210940DiVA: diva2:664883
Available from: 2013-11-18 Created: 2013-11-18 Last updated: 2013-11-18Bibliographically approved

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