Journal article

Love during lockdown: findings from an online survey examining the impact of COVID-19 on the sexual health of people living in Australia.

Jacqueline Coombe, Fabian Yuh Shiong Kong, Helen Bittleston, Henrietta Williams, Jane Tomnay, Alaina Vaisey, Sue Malta, Jane L Goller, Meredith Temple-Smith, Louise Bourchier, Andrew Lau, Eric PF Chow, Jane S Hocking

Sexually Transmitted Infections | Published : 2020

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Australia recorded its first case of COVID-19 in late January 2020. On 22P March 2020, amid increasing daily case numbers, the Australian Government implemented lockdown restrictions to help 'flatten the curve'. Our study aimed to understand the impact of lockdown restrictions on sexual and reproductive health. Here we focus on sexual practices. METHODS: An online survey was open from the 23PP April 2020 to 11P May 2020. Participants were recruited online via social media and other networks and were asked to report on their sexual practices in 2019 and during lockdown. Logistic regression was used to calculate the difference (diff) (including 95% CIs) in the proportion of sex p..

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