While the internet makes sexual health research accessible and relatively anonymous, teens face challenges when seeking such information online, according to a recent paper in Sexually Transmitted Infections.
The findings suggest that information providers could improve the delivery of sex health content for teens.
Forty-nine young people between the ages of 16 and 19 participated in the study. All of the teens lived in Scotland and represented diverse sexual orientations, religions, and social backgrounds.
First, the teens were interviewed in pairs about their experiences accessing sexual health information over the internet, including their use of social media platforms and apps.