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dc.contributor.authorvan Teijlingen, Edwinen_UK
dc.contributor.authorReid, Jenniferen_UK
dc.contributor.authorShucksmith, Janeten_UK
dc.contributor.authorHarris, Fiona Margareten_UK
dc.contributor.authorPhilip, Kateen_UK
dc.contributor.authorImamura, Marien_UK
dc.contributor.authorTucker, Janeten_UK
dc.contributor.authorPenney, Gillianen_UK
dc.description.abstractThis paper highlights embarrassment as one of the often-ignored emotions of young people when it comes to discussing issues around sexual health. There have been many sexual health studies on knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of young people over the past two decades, but emotional aspects have been largely ignored, despite a growing literature in the sociology of emotion. A qualitative approach was adopted in the form of focus group discussions, which included questions on sex education, sexual health campaigns and formal and informal sources of sexual health information and advice. Focus groups were conducted in secondary schools in and around Edinburgh and Aberdeen as part of a four-year evaluation study of a Scottish Demonstration Project on young people's sexual health: 'Healthy Respect'. We conclude that is it important for policy makers and sexual health promoters to understand young people's notions of embarrassment. Not only are there elements of sex education that (some) young people perceive as embarrassing, they also sense embarrassment in those people providing them with sex education. Young people reported that both professionals (e.g. teachers and doctors) and their parents could be embarrassed about raising the topic of sexual health. Moreover, as one of the goals of sex education is to ensure an open and non-embarrassing attitude towards sex and sexuality, there is still a major gap between the aspirations of health educators and policy makers and the ways that young people experience such education.en_UK
dc.publisherUniversity of Surrey, University of Stirling, Sage Publications Ltd. and the British Sociological Associationen_UK
dc.relationvan Teijlingen E, Reid J, Shucksmith J, Harris FM, Philip K, Imamura M, Tucker J & Penney G (2007) Embarrassment as a key emotion in young people talking about sexual health. Sociological Research Online, 12 (2), pp. 1-16.;
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dc.subjectsexual health servicesen_UK
dc.subjectScotland schoolsen_UK
dc.subjectsex educationen_UK
dc.subjectqualitative researchen_UK
dc.subjectfocus groupsen_UK
dc.subjectHealth Services Scotlanden_UK
dc.subjectSexually Transmitted Diseases prevention & control Scotlanden_UK
dc.subjectSex instruction for teenagersen_UK
dc.titleEmbarrassment as a key emotion in young people talking about sexual healthen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[van Teijlingen 2007.pdf] The publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository therefore there is an embargo on the full text of the work.en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleSociological Research Onlineen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Aberdeenen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Aberdeenen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Teessideen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Aberdeenen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Teessideen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Aberdeenen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Edinburghen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorvan Teijlingen, Edwin|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorReid, Jennifer|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorShucksmith, Janet|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHarris, Fiona Margaret|0000-0003-3258-5624en_UK
local.rioxx.authorPhilip, Kate|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorImamura, Mari|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorTucker, Janet|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorPenney, Gillian|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenamevan Teijlingen 2007.pdfen_UK
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