'It's Your Love Life' (IYLL) is a periodic survey initiated in 2015 with a focus on sexual health, condom use and testing for sexually transmissible infections (STIs) among young people.
The study has four main objectives:
- assess the extent of condom use and STI testing among young people aged 15-29 years in NSW and monitor changes over time in young people’s sexual health related behaviours
- understand barriers and facilitators of condom use and STI testing among young people
- assess young people’s engagement and exposure to a range of intervention components that are part of the NSW Sexual Health Promotion framework, and
- evaluate the impact of sexual health programs on young people knowledge, attitudes and behaviours regarding condom use and testing for STIs.
The survey delivers novel data on sexual health among young people, on the extent of exposure to sexual health programs among young people, and on sexual health programs ability to change young people’s sexual health related behaviours. Data and insights generated from the study findings will be used to directly inform the NSW Sexual Health Promotion (SHP) Framework.