Student sex: more or less risky than other young adults?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/332047
Title:
Student sex: more or less risky than other young adults?
Authors:
Burke, Lorraine; Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse; Young, Honor
Citation:
Burke L, Nic Gabhainn S, Young H. Student sex: more or less risky than other young adults? Sex Ed. Published online 17 September 2014
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Group
Journal:
Sex Education
Issue Date:
Sep-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/332047
DOI:
10.1080/14681811.2014.947362
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14681811.2014.947362
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Sexually active young adults are at an increased risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Sexual behaviours such as inconsistent condom use, multiple partners and casual sex are known risk factors for negative sexual health outcomes. Sexually active higher education students are classified as a high-risk population in terms of sexual ill-health and are considered more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviours. Less is known about the sexual practices of the non-student young adult population. This study investigates and compares the sexual behaviour of 427 students and 280 non-students aged 19–22 years based on data from the Irish Study of Sexual Health and Relationships. No variation in attitudes and beliefs regarding sex was found between the two groups, neither was there a difference in STI diagnosis or use of sexual health services. Inconsistent condom use, early sexual initiation, high levels of sexual activity and greater instances of multiple partners were found among the non-student population. This highlights the need to distinguish between these young adult sub-groups and to expand understanding of the determinants of sexual health and behaviour among young people outside of tertiary education to enable more effective sexual health promo
Keywords:
YOUNG PEOPLE; SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR; SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTION
ISSN:
1468-1811; 1472-0825

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Lorraineen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNic Gabhainn, Saoirseen_GB
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Honoren_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-02T11:12:34Z-
dc.date.available2014-10-02T11:12:34Z-
dc.date.issued2014-09-
dc.identifier.citationBurke L, Nic Gabhainn S, Young H. Student sex: more or less risky than other young adults? Sex Ed. Published online 17 September 2014en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1468-1811-
dc.identifier.issn1472-0825-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14681811.2014.947362-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/332047-
dc.descriptionSexually active young adults are at an increased risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Sexual behaviours such as inconsistent condom use, multiple partners and casual sex are known risk factors for negative sexual health outcomes. Sexually active higher education students are classified as a high-risk population in terms of sexual ill-health and are considered more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviours. Less is known about the sexual practices of the non-student young adult population. This study investigates and compares the sexual behaviour of 427 students and 280 non-students aged 19–22 years based on data from the Irish Study of Sexual Health and Relationships. No variation in attitudes and beliefs regarding sex was found between the two groups, neither was there a difference in STI diagnosis or use of sexual health services. Inconsistent condom use, early sexual initiation, high levels of sexual activity and greater instances of multiple partners were found among the non-student population. This highlights the need to distinguish between these young adult sub-groups and to expand understanding of the determinants of sexual health and behaviour among young people outside of tertiary education to enable more effective sexual health promoen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Groupen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14681811.2014.947362en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Sex Educationen_GB
dc.subjectYOUNG PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectSEXUAL BEHAVIOURen_GB
dc.subjectSEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONen_GB
dc.titleStudent sex: more or less risky than other young adults?en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalSex Educationen_GB
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