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This day is developed for nurses who wish to have an insight into adolescent development and the key issues around body image, developing sexuality, the use of contraception, sexually transmitted infection, teenage pregnancy and abortion.
Following this day you will have an understanding of adolescent's sexual development and the choices they can make to reduce ill health. You will have an awareness of some of the pressures they have to conform to and the impact these have on their future. You will be able to give information to adolescents about contraception, sexual health and have an understanding of homosexuality and transgender issues related to adolescents.
All qualified registered health staff who have an interest in adolescents and is particularly of relevance to schools nurses and nurses in primary care.
Teaching styles such as power point presentation, scenarios and discussion of experiences will be used.
The adolescent brain, learning, reasoning and decision making. Valerie.F.Reyna (2012) American Psychological Association. Magination Press. ISBN- 13:9781433810701