BASHH STIs in young people guideline
Sexual health services play a key role in fostering positive, healthy attitudes towards young people’s sexuality and relationships as part of their normal adolescent development. The provision of good-quality sexual health services that are welcoming, friendly, and non-judgemental ensures that healthcare professionals can support wellbeing and safeguard young people from harm, whilst balancing young people’s rights to confidentiality.
This Guidelines for Nurses and Guidelines for Pharmacy summary includes recommendations for primary healthcare professionals on the assessment and management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in children and young people. It also includes information on safeguarding principles.