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One in 10 young people experiences a distressing sexual problem

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4272 (Published 03 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4272
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

A sizeable minority of young people experience distressing sexual function problems but very few seek professional help, research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health has found.1

The third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles included a nationally representative sample of 1875 sexually active and 517 sexually inactive participants aged 16-21 in the United Kingdom. The survey found that 34% of sexually active young men and 44% of sexually active young women had experienced sexual problems …

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