Internet influences on sexual practices among young people in Hanoi, Vietnam

Ngo, Anh D., Ross, Michael W. and Ratliff, E. A (2008) Internet influences on sexual practices among young people in Hanoi, Vietnam. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 10 Supp. 1: S201-S213. doi:10.1080/13691050701749873

Author Ngo, Anh D.
Ross, Michael W.
Ratliff, E. A
Title Internet influences on sexual practices among young people in Hanoi, Vietnam
Journal name Culture, Health & Sexuality   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1369-1058
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13691050701749873
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 10
Issue Supp. 1
Start page S201
End page S213
Total pages 13
Editor Peter Aggleton
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject C1
920599 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) not elsewhere classified
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Abstract While the influences of the Internet on adult sexuality are well recognized, research on the potential connection between the Internet and young people's sexuality is still limited. We conducted a qualitative study to examine how young people (aged 15-19 years) in Hanoi, Vietnam used the Internet to develop sexual practices and identities. Our analysis of texts from focus groups, in-depth interviews, chat scripts and field notes reveals how the Internet is used to assemble sexual information that was not available from other sources such as the family and school. Young people's narratives also show how they use the Internet as a medium for expressing sexual identities and desires. In the light of these findings, we suggest expanding sex education to include issues that are important to young people such as emotions and relationships, rather than simply focusing more narrowly on reproduction, public health and other interests of the state.
Keyword Adolescents
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special Issue: Researching sexuality and health in Vietnam

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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