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Evid Based Nurs 10:124 doi:10.1136/ebn.10.4.124
  • Qualitative

Review: similar social factors influence young people’s sexual behaviour worldwide


 
 Q What factors influence the sexual behaviour of young people?

METHODS

GraphicData sources:

BIDS, PsycINFO, PubMed, CIHAHL, Ovid journals and books, Web of Science, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Anthropology plus, library catalogues, reference lists, experts, and hand searches of key journals.

GraphicStudy selection and assessment:

English-language, qualitative empirical studies of the sexual behaviour of young people (10–25 y) that were published between 1990 and 2004 and reported empirical, non-numerical data. Studies that focused exclusively on commercial sex work or child sexual abuse were excluded. 268 studies met the selection criteria. Individual studies were assessed for quality and classified as primary (high quality studies providing theoretical insight into sexual behaviour or thorough descriptions of particular contexts) and secondary (lower quality studies that had simple, non-detailed descriptions or did not support statements with evidence).

MAIN FINDINGS

7 key themes emerged. (1) Young people subjectively assess the risks from sexual partners on the basis of whether they are “clean” or “unclean.” Young people determined the disease risk of a potential partner by indicators such as social position or appearance. (2) Sexual partners have …

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