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BACKGROUND Sexual behaviour and relationships are key components of wellbeing and are affected by social norms, attitudes, and health. We present data on sexual behaviours and attitudes in Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales) from the three National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal). METHODS We used a multistage, clustered, and(More)
BACKGROUND Data from the first two National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles, carried out in 1990-1991 (Natsal-1) and 1999-2001 (Natsal-2), have been extensively used to inform sexual health policy in Britain over the past two decades. Natsal-3 was carried out from September 2010 to August 2012 in order to provide up-to-date measures of sexual(More)
BACKGROUND Despite its importance to sexual health and wellbeing, sexual function is given little attention in sexual health policy. Population-based studies are needed to understand sexual function across the life course. METHODS We undertook a probability sample survey (the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles [Natsal-3]) of 15,162(More)
BACKGROUND Unplanned pregnancy is a key public health indicator. We describe the prevalence of unplanned pregnancy, and associated factors, in a general population sample in Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales). METHOD We did a probability sample survey, the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3), of 15,162 men and women(More)
Sexual dysfunction often features as an outcome variable in community health surveys and epidemiological surveys. Key design imperatives for measures included in large scale, population-based surveys are acceptability, brevity and relevance to diverse sexual lifestyles. None of the available measures of sexual dysfunction are entirely suited to this task.(More)
BACKGROUND There is continuing interest among practitioners, policymakers and researchers in the evaluation of complex interventions stemming from the need to further develop the evidence base on the effectiveness of healthcare and public health interventions, and an awareness that evaluation becomes more challenging if interventions are complex.We(More)
BACKGROUND Sexual violence is increasingly recognised as a public health issue. Information about prevalence, associated factors, and consequences for health in the population of Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales) is scarce. The third National Survey of Sexual Health Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) is the first of the Natsal surveys to include(More)
BACKGROUND Physical and mental health could greatly affect sexual activity and fulfilment, but the nature of associations at a population level is poorly understood. We used data from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) to explore associations between health and sexual lifestyles in Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales).(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess progress in meeting young people's sex education needs in Britain by examining the current situation and changes over the past 20 years in sources of information about sexual matters and unmet information needs. DESIGN Cross-sectional probability sample surveys. SETTING British general population. PARTICIPANTS 3869 men and women(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine variation in source of information about sexual matters by sociodemographic factors, and associations with sexual behaviours and outcomes. DESIGN Cross-sectional probability sample survey. SETTING British general population. PARTICIPANTS 3408 men and women, aged 17-24 years, interviewed from 2010-2012 for third National Survey of(More)