Prevalence Rates of Sexual Behaviors, Condom Use, and Contraception Among Australian Heterosexual Adolescents.
Christopher M Fisher, Sylvia Kauer, Gosia Mikolajczak, Paulina Ezer, Lucille Kerr, Rosalind Bellamy, Andrea Waling, Jayne Lucke
Journal of Sexual Medicine | Elsevier | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: The development of effective health promotion practices and education programs to reduce rates of sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy requires accurate, up-to-date information about young people's sexual behaviors. AIMS: To provide prevalence rates on sexual behaviors and condom and contraceptive use for Australian year 10-12 heterosexual students in a nationally representative sample. METHODS: A nationally representative sample of 2,301 male and 2,055 female year 10 through 12 heterosexual students were recruited to an online survey about their lifetime sexual behaviors and condom and contraceptive use. Means and 95% confidence intervals of weighted data, ba..View full abstract
This study was funded by the Commonwealth of Australia Department of Health.