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Sexual health: key references and evidence


Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework – 2015-2020 Update. Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2015.

Pregnancy and Parenthood in Young People Strategy. Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2016. 

The Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework 2011-2015. Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2011.

Scottish Executive. Respect and responsibility: Strategy and action plan for improving sexual healthEdinburgh: Scottish Executive, 2005

Scottish Government.  2nd Annual Report of Respect and Responsibility: Sexual Health Strategy 2007Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2007

Key Clinical Indicators (KCIs) for Sexual Health Reports

NHS QIS Sexual Health Services Standards 2008

Sim, J, Fraser, S, Church, S, Wight, D and Eaglesham, P. The sexual health and wellbeing of vulnerable groups in Scotland: a scoping review of research literatureEdinburgh: NHS Health Scotland and Medical Research Council SPHSU, 2009

NHS Health Scotland. Links to sexual health evidence, research and data produced by NHS Health Scotland can be found on the NHS Health Scotland website.

Effectiveness evidence

ScotPHO's purpose is to describe the pattern of health across the Scottish population. As a supplementary service to users, we include the following links to external sources of quality-assured evidence on effectiveness of interventions which may include relevant material for this topic. These links are provided as an aid to users. They are by no means exhaustive nor should they be necessarily viewed as authoritative.

NHS Health Scotland: Scottish briefings on NICE public health guidance

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

Cochrane Library: Browse by topic

EPPI-Centre: Evidence library

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Evidence services: Evidence search

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance: Find guidance

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)

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