Sexual Health Out and About (SHOUT)

About the SHOUT Program

The SHOUT Program has been developed by CERSH as a resource for workers who recognise the importance of positive sexual health messages and access to means of prevention of STIs for rural young people.

While there is a high level of awareness amongst rural young people that condom use is key to preventing sexually transmissible infections (STIs); issues of privacy, lack of transport and cost are some of the barriers that prevent rural young people from accessing condoms.

High rates of chlamydia in rural populations may indicate inadequate condom use and low levels of accessing testing and treatment. The SHOUT initiative was developed in an attempt to address this.

The campaigns, resources and tools developed under the SHOUT Program are initiated and implemented with consultation from rural workers, community-based organisations and young people.