Heterosexual awareness and practices among Lebanese male conscripts.
Journal - Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-?i??iyah li-sharq al-mutawassi? (Egypt )
To assess sexual behaviour and awareness about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among young male adults in Lebanon, and to explore determinants associated with increasing levels of sexual risk, a cross-sectional survey of 730 conscripts was conducted. About 50% reported any lifetime heterosexual experience. Non-mutually exclusive sex predominated, and only half of the respondents reported consistent condom use during insertive vaginal sex. Higher sexual risk-taking was associated with urban residence, higher education, lower family crowding and younger age at first sexual experience. A national strategy with epidemiological and behavioural surveillance and educational programmes must be initiated before sexual risk-taking and incidence of STIs become a major public health issue.
|ISSN : ||1020-3397|
|Mesh Heading : ||Adult Age Factors Analysis of Variance Awareness Condoms Cross-Sectional Studies Crowding Educational Status Family Characteristics Humans Incidence Lebanon Male Men Needs Assessment Population Surveillance Questionnaires Residence Characteristics Risk-Taking Sex Education Sexually Transmitted Diseases utilization epidemiology education education psychology statistics & numerical data psychology statistics & numerical data epidemiology etiology|
|Mesh Heading Relevant : ||Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice Military Personnel Sexual Behavior psychology standards prevention & control|