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Sexual behaviour in context: a global perspective
The resulting data, despite regional differences in quantity and quality, provide a historically unique opportunity to describe patterns of sexual behaviour and their implications for attempts to protect sexual health at the beginning of the 21st century. Expand
Sexual behaviour in Britain: partnerships, practices, and HIV risk behaviours
The increased reporting of risky sexual behaviours is consistent with changing cohabitation patterns and rising incidence of sexually transmitted infections. Expand
Sexual behaviour in Britain: early heterosexual experience
The increase in the proportion of women reporting first intercourse before age 16 years does not appear to have continued throughout the past decade, and only a small minority of teenagers have unprotected first intercourse, and early motherhood is more strongly associated with educational level than with family background. Expand
Changes in sexual attitudes and lifestyles in Britain through the life course and over time: findings from the National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal)
Sexual lifestyles in Britain have changed substantially in the past 60 years, with changes in behaviour seeming greater in women than men, and the continuation of sexual activity into later life—albeit reduced in range and frequency—emphasises that attention to sexual health and wellbeing is needed throughout the life course. Expand
Sexual function problems and help seeking behaviour in Britain: national probability sample survey
The need for estimates of the extent of sexual function problems in the general population has become more urgent given recent debates surrounding the identification and definition of “sexualExpand
The prevalence of unplanned pregnancy and associated factors in Britain: findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3)
The increasing intervals between first sexual intercourse, cohabitation, and childbearing means that, on average, women in Britain spend about 30 years of their life needing to avert an unplanned pregnancy. Expand
Sexual function in Britain: findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3)
Low sexual function was associated with increased age, and, after age-adjustment, with depression and negative sexual health outcomes such as experience of non-volitional sex and STI diagnosis, supporting calls for greater emphasis on sexual function in sexual health policy. Expand
Sexual behaviour in Britain: reported sexually transmitted infections and prevalent genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection
Substantial heterogeneity in distribution of reported STIs, and the demographic and behavioural determinants of prevalent genital chlamydial infection are shown. Expand
Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles
Studying Sexual Lifestyles Designing The Survey Survey Methods And Sample Characteristics First Intercourse Between Men And Women Heterosexual Partnerships Heterosexual Practices Sexual Diversity AndExpand
Sexual behaviour in Britain : national survey of sexual attitudes and lifestyles
The field of human sexuality has been neglected in social research. In the 1950s, the Kinsey Institute pioneered the first surveys of American sexuality, but nothing comparable has since beenExpand