Sexual behaviour among young adults presents major public health concerns in part because this period is associated with a number of risk-taking behaviours that increase their susceptibility to sexually transmitted infections, experiences of intimate partner violence and unplanned pregnancies. Although there have been efforts to improve young adult sexual health behaviours, through traditional media, these methods are yet to yield the much-needed behavioural change. With the emergence of new social media sites, there appear to be new opportunities to listen to and engage with young people about sexual and reproductive health issues.

The Sexually Health and Young (SHY) Adults Network