Social Determinants of High-Risk Sexual Behaviors among Unmarried Youth in China
Chao Guo, Peking University
Lihua Pang, Peking University
Lei Zhang, Peking University
Xiaoying Zheng, Peking University
Objectives: To explore the status and social determinants of high-risk sexual behaviors among unmarried youth in China. Methods: This study used data from 2009 Survey of Youth Access to Reproductive Health in China. Descriptive analysis, Chi-square test and Logistic regression analysis were used to describe the percentage, compare the different characteristics and analyze impact factors of high-risk sexual behaviors. Results: Among Chinese unmarried youth with sexual experience, the prevalence rate of high-risk sexual behaviors was 78.5% (95% CI: 78.1-79.0). Significantly more high-risk sexual behaviors was observed among males, younger age groups, any sex web/erotic book/audio visual products browsing, migrants, partying with friends/classmates four times per month or more, less educated, living with parents, with less educated mothers, not access to condom, urban dwellers, and non-religious persons. Conclusions: The findings of this study underscore the need to integrate social determinants and HIV prevention efforts in China and elsewhere.
Presented in Session P9. Family Planning, Sexual Behavior, and Reproductive Health