Beath, Lynn; Macrae-stevens, Dawn; Walters, Janice
December 1998
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;Winter98, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p371
Academic Journal
Student Health Services is an innovative model for the delivery of sexual health, STD and HIV services to the adolescent population. It offers a client-centred approach to comprehensive sexual health programming that addresses the sociocultural, economic, educational, intrapersonal and real world experiences that influence adolescent risk taking behaviours. A conceptual model of this service is shown in the article. This program addresses the unique needs of the adolescent. First, and most importantly, Student Health Services offers the adolescent a client centred service geared to the specific needs of this distinct population. It is accessible to adolescents and provides a supportive and inviting environment. It is staffed with professionals who are trained to work with adolescents and enjoy working with this population. Student Health Services, by offering comprehensive services to adolescents, increases student's awareness of STOs, provides accessible screening in a non threatening environment, and decreases the long term consequences of STDs.


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