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dc.creatorHarrison, Abigail.
dc.creatorCleland, J.
dc.creatorGouws, Eleanor.
dc.creatorFrohlich, Janet A.
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-06T10:20:23Z
dc.date.available2013-05-06T10:20:23Z
dc.date.created2005
dc.date.issued2005-06
dc.identifier.citationHarrison, A., et al. 2005. Early sexual debut among young men in rural South Africa: heightened vulnerability to sexual risk? Sex Transm Infect. 81(3) pp. 259–261.en
dc.identifier.issn1368-4973
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/sti.2004.011486en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/8829
dc.description.abstractObjective: This report examines early sexual debut (<age 15) among young men in rural South Africa including (1) risk behaviours at first sexual experience, and (2) age at first sex as a predictor of later sexual risk. Methods: Analysis of sexual behaviour data for men 15–24 years (n = 314) from representative cross sectional household survey. Results: 13.1% of 15–24 year old men experienced sexual debut before age 15. Men with sexual debut at less than age 15 were more likely to report risk behaviours at first sexual experience: no condom use (19%), a casual partner (26.8%), and not feeling they had been ‘‘ready and wanted to have sex’’ (19.5%). In multivariate analysis, early sexual debut was strongly associated with >3 partners in the past 3 years (OR = 10.26, p<0.01). Conclusions: Men who initiate sex before age 15 form a distinct risk group in this setting. Specific interventions are needed for young men in the preteen years, before sexual debut.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBMJ publishing group.en
dc.subjectAIDS (Disease)--Sex factors.en
dc.subjectMen--Sexual behaviour--South Africa.en
dc.subjectYouth--Sexual behaviour--South Africa.en
dc.subjectTeenagers--Sexual behaviour--South Africa.en
dc.subject.otherSexual debut.en
dc.subject.otherRural South Africa.en
dc.subject.otherPreteen men.en
dc.subject.otherSexual risk behaviours.en
dc.titleEarly sexual debut among young men in rural South Africa: heightened vulnerability to sexual risk?en
dc.typePeer reviewed journal articleen


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