Owing to the influences of Western culture, Asians tend to be more promiscuous. Adolescents going through the stage of cognitive development are more vulnerable to engagement in risky sexual behaviours. Both global and local studies indicated teenage pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) rates as alarming. The studies also reflected the inadequacy in current sex education and complexity of social problems. In Hong Kong, only a minority of the people know about the sexual health of adolescents due to lack of a large scale comprehensive PHC program regarding adolescents' sexual health. As a PHC advocator, we propose a pioneering community-based 2-year program to (a) educate and deliver safe sex messages to adolescents; (b) promote the importance of responsible sex; (c) empower adolescents for correct sex attitude; (d) enhance effective communication between adolescents and parents in relation to sex; and promote the importance of PHC programs to the society and community.
|Title of host publication||Health Issues in Chinese Contexts|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Professions(all)