What impact does illness severity have on the sexual health of young people affected by mental health disorders? A comparison of inpatients and outpatients

Nancy Pehlivan, Ellie Brown, Asiel Yair Adan Sanchez, Felix McMillan, Danielle Moore, Amit Bhaduri, Katherine Monson, Paul Badcock, Katherine Thompson, Eoin Killackey, Andrew Chanen & Brian O’Donoghue
Objective:Young people affected by mental health disorders have greater sexual health needs compared to their peers. Less is known about this need across illness severity.Method:A cross-sectional survey of the sexual health of those attending outpatients or inpatients within a youth mental health service was conducted. Statistical differences between groups were explored.Results:One hundred and seven young people (18–25 years) participated and of these, 37.7% were inpatients who had more severe psychiatric symptoms than outpatients. While inpatients...
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