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Teenagers in hospital want to discuss sex with nurses

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Young people want the choice of discussing sexual health issues with nurses while in hospital, according to researchers in Liverpool.

They surveyed 100 young people attending an outpatient appointment or being discharged following an inpatient episode.

Writing online in the Journal of Clinical Nursing, the authors said: “Although young people infrequently sought advice when in acute settings, they wanted to know there was a choice to discuss these issues with healthcare professionals.

Healthcare professionals need to be mindful of opportunities to engage.”

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