<p>This project was funded by a grant from the Irish Research Council, Health Service Executive and Crisis Pregnancy Programme.</p>
<p>There has been significant investment in sexual health research in Ireland over the last decade. Researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) have been involved in the three national, cross-sectional, general sexual health surveys, involving 13,000 adults, that have been conducted in Ireland since 2003*. The first was The Irish Contraception and Crisis Pregnancy (ICCP) Study 2003 (ICCP-2003)1, which was designed to establish nationally-representative data on current attitudes, knowledge and experience of contraception, crisis pregnancy and related services in Ireland. This was followed, in 2006, by The Irish Study of Sexual Health and Relationships (ISSHR)2, which was designed to build a representative and reliable picture of sex and sexual behaviour in Ireland, including levels of sexual knowledge. Most rece...