New research into the correlation between adolescents’ pornography viewing habits and sexual behaviour will be presented by Burnet’s Dr Megan Lim at the 2014 Australasian Sexual Health Conference in Sydney.
Dr Lim will also present an associated study into teenagers’ perceptions of sexting and the actions they take.
The sexual landscape in Australia is shifting, with both pornography and sexting becoming commonplace among Australia teens, and potentially influencing their sexual behaviour.
Dr Lim’s studies address the need to keep young people better informed about the risks of sexting, as well as the danger of risky sexual behaviour.
Dr Lim is an ANPHA Preventive Health Research Fellow and co-head of Sexual Health Research at the Burnet Institute Centre for Population Health.
Her primary area of expertise is investigating the role of new communications technologies in public health, and her work targets young people in Australia and developing countries, particularly in sexual health and alcohol.
The 2014 Australasian Sexual Health Conference will be held at the Sydney Masonic Centre from 9 to 11 October.
Convened by the Australasian Sexual Health Alliance, the conference encourages all disciplines involved in sexual health medicine and sexual health promotion to come together and share experiences, new research and discuss national and local responses to sexual health in Australasia.
The focus of this year’s conference is on youth, education, the influence of social media and technology on sexual health and changes in sexual behaviour in Australia and abroad.
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