TITLE

Predictors of Risky Sexual Behavior among Adolescents in Tanzania

AUTHOR(S)
Masatu, Melkiory C.; Kazaura, Method R.; Ndeki, Sidney; Mwampambe, Ramadhan
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
AIDS & Behavior;Feb2009, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p94
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Studies on sexual behavior among adolescents are fundamental in understanding and fighting against outcomes of unprotected sex that include unplanned/unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. This survey conducted among in- and out-of-schools adolescents measured prevalence of sexual behavior variables, including risky sexual behavior and associated factors. Risky sexual behavior was defined as having first sex before 16 years, inconsistent condom use and having multiple sexual partners. About 30% of adolescents reported being sexually active; a higher proportion being among males than females and 24.5% of sexually active adolescents reported having multiple sexual partners. More males (37%) reported having multiple sexual partners than females (26%). Nearly 48% of unmarried sexually active adolescents reported having used a condom during the most recent sexual intercourse. Predictors of risky sexual behavior were being male, young age (10–14 years) and being inschool. Preventive information and education should take into consideration these factors.
ACCESSION #
35814352

 

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