Peltzer, Karl; Pengpid, Supa
May 2006
Social Behavior & Personality: an international journal;2006, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p239
Academic Journal
The aim of this study was to better understand the sexuality of youth in the context of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. Participants (400 male and 400 female 16- and 17-year-olds) 400 were from rural and 400 from urban areas, and almost ail were of African descent. Results indicate that two-thirds of the girls and more than half of the boys had had sexual intercourse and had petted. Almost half of the boys (44.3%) and 24% of the girls took less than a week to have sexual intercourse in their current steady relationship. Only 40% of the girls and 57% of the boys had used a condom during their first sexual intercourse; HIV-AIDS prevention efforts should be linked to research on sexuality to advance effectiveness.


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