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..View full abstract
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Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship
The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: FM is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT140100222), CHD through an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship and YX through a Melbourne Research Scholarship.