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Title: Heterosexual awareness and practices among Lebanese male conscripts
Authors: Adib, S.M.
Akoum, S.
El Assaad, S.
Jurjus, A.
Issue Date: 2002
Language: English
Abstract: 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
Description: 765-775
Keywords: Age Factors
Analysis of Variance
Educational Status
Military Personnel
Population Surveillance
Residence Characteristics
Sex Education
Sexual Behavior
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Subject: Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
ISSN: 1020-3397
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