Health promotion regarding STIs in young people


  • Sarah Ruth Moss Simons Liverpool John Moores University



sexual health, socioeconomic deprivation, STI, young people, health promotion


This article explores health promotion techniques regarding STIs in one of the highest risk age groups, young people under 25 years of age.  The article also explores the link between socioeconomic deprivation and poor sexual health.  The role and responsibility of the nurse is promoting holistic wellbeing and sexual health is examined.

Author Biography

Sarah Ruth Moss Simons, Liverpool John Moores University

I am a student nurse in the final year of my training to become an adult nurse. I have had twelve clinical placements thus far in a variety of settings including hospitals, community and independent sectors.  I am currently choosing options for my negotiated management placement and am keen to seek out further experience of acute areas such as A&E or Intensive Care.  My background prior to commencing my nursing degree was in sexual health where I worked as a health care assistant carrying out STI screening, pregnancy testing, condom teaching and general advice work.  The area of sexual health and psychosocial factors affecting health interests me greatly and I enjoyed researching this further whilst writing this piece.