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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 64--67

Sexual behaviour of youths in chandigarh


Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical college, Sector 32 Chandigarh -160047, India

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H M Swami
Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical college, Sector 32 Chandigarh -160047
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Two hundred and eighty male students at college level in Chandigarh were studied for their sexual behaviour. Role of parents in imparting sex educationwas found to be only 3.6%. Majority of these youths started masturbating by 15 years of age. The prevalence of indulging in sexual vaginal inter-course was noticed in 41.4% of the youths. Besides that, 52.5% experienced other sexual activities - oral intercourse (13.6%), anal intercourse (14.3%). fondling (14.3%), kissing (14,3%) alone and in other combinations. More than a third (37,1 %) indulged in vaginal intercourse sex with commercial sex workers. Safe sex practices and sex education are the key elements in control of HIV infection and sexually transmitted diseases.






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