Promoting Young People's Sexual Health: International Perspectives Edited by Roger Ingham and Peter Aggleton Across the world, heated debates arise as to the most suitable means of addressing the sexual health of young people. On one side are those who believe that keeping quiet about the issues will prevent experimentation and early sexual activity. On the other side are those who argue that young people have entitlements to information and services and that these are associated with safer outcomes. Promoting Young People's Sexual Health reveals the complexity of the issues involved in this debate and demonstrates that there are no simple answers. Drawing on a wide range of literature and covering a wide range of areas, the book discusses: how young people's sexual activities are affected by the wider contexts in which they live the practical and ideological barriers that constrain and inhibit the improvement of young people's sexual health at educational and service levels some examples of innovative efforts to overcome some of these barriers possible ways forward in terms of policy and legislative changes how those in positions of authority to make policy and programmatic decisions need to accept their responsibilities more fully. This book will appeal to students of sociology, anthropology, psychology, community and public health, as well as health and social care professionals. It is also essential reading for workers in the field of sexual health and HIV. Roger Ingham is Director of the Centre for Sexual Health Research at the University of Southampton, UK, and an advisor to the UK Government's Teenage Pregnancy Unit. Peter Aggleton is Director of the Thomas Coram Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. Culture, Society and Sexual Health series Series Editors: Peter Aggleton, Richard Parker, Sonia Correa, Gary Dowsett and Shirley Lindenbaum Sexual health / social policyIngham, Roger is the author of 'Promoting Young People's Sexual Health International Perspectives', published 2007 under ISBN 9780415374835 and ISBN 0415374839.