Age-related increase in sexual behaviours and decrease in regular condom use among adolescents in Australia

Dunne, M.P., Donald, M., Lucke, J., Nilsson, R., Ballard, R. and Raphael, B. (1994) Age-related increase in sexual behaviours and decrease in regular condom use among adolescents in Australia. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 5 1: 41-47.

Author Dunne, M.P.
Donald, M.
Lucke, J.
Nilsson, R.
Ballard, R.
Raphael, B.
Title Age-related increase in sexual behaviours and decrease in regular condom use among adolescents in Australia
Journal name International Journal of STD and AIDS   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0956-4624
1758-1052
Publication date 1994-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 5
Issue 1
Start page 41
End page 47
Total pages 7
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Royal Society of Medicine Press
Language eng
Abstract The prevalence of sexual behaviours was estimated from a survey of 3854 Australian secondary school students. Self-reproted prevalence of intercourse increased from 9.9% (age 13 years or less) to 23.9% (age 15) and 51.2% at age 17 and over. Among 932 sexually experienced youth in the final 3 years of secondary school, 26% of males and 18% of females reported having 3 or more partners in the previous year; 89.4% had used a condom at least once, with males (71.8%) reporting more least occasion condom use than females (53.4%). 'Last occasion' and 'usual', but not lifetime, condom use was significantly lower among older respondents. Although nearly 90% of females in each of 3 age groups reported that condoms were always used during intercourse. The decline with age, noted in research with adults and older adolescents, may begin in the middle teens.
Keyword Sexual behavior
Condoms
Adolescents
Australia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: UQ Centre for Clinical Research Publications
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