Journal article

Comparing sexual behaviours and knowledge between domestic students and Chinese international students in Australia: findings from two cross-sectional studies

Caitlin H Douglass, Can Qin, Fran Martin, Yinzong Xiao, Carol El-Hayek, Megan SC Lim

International Journal of STD & AIDS | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020


Few studies investigate sexual health among Chinese international students in Australia. We recruited domestic (n = 623) and Chinese international (n = 500) students for separate online surveys on sexual behaviours and knowledge. Samples were compared using Chi square, Fisher’s exact and equality of medians tests. Domestic students were more likely than international students to have ever touched a partner’s genitals (81% vs. 53%, p < 0.01), had oral sex (76% vs. 44%, p < 0.01), vaginal intercourse (67% vs. 41%, p < 0.01) and anal intercourse (31% vs. 6%, p < 0.01). Domestic students were younger when they first touched a partner’s genitals (16 vs. 18 years, p < 0.01), had oral sex (17 vs. 1..

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