Behavioral Surveillance of Premarital Sex Among Never Married Young Adults in a High HIV Prevalence District in India

@article{Kumar2010BehavioralSO,
  title={Behavioral Surveillance of Premarital Sex Among Never Married Young Adults in a High HIV Prevalence District in India},
  author={G. Suvarna Kumar and Rakhi Dandona and S. G. Prem Kumar and Lalit Dandona},
  journal={AIDS and Behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={15},
  pages={228-235}
}
In a population-based representative sample of 2,475 never married persons aged 15–24 years from Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh state in India, 21.7% (95% CI 18.7–24.7) males and 4.6% (95% CI 2.2–7.0) females reported having had sex. Only 22.3% males and 6.3% females reported consistent condom use for premarital sex in the last 6 months. The strongest associations with premarital sex for males were current use of alcohol and tobacco, and for females were not living with parents currently and… CONTINUE READING

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