Face the facts briefing: Young Australians and sexual health (2014)

A number of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are becoming more prevalent in Australia, and young people are among those at highest risk. Sexual health education and social marketing programs can increase knowledge of STIs, but knowledge alone does not always translate into safer sexual practice. This 2014 snapshot offers a brief overview of current knowledge about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among young Australians and outlines the role of education and social marketing in reducing the prevalence of STIs.