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HEALTH BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION COLLABORATIVE CROSS-NATIONAL SURVEY

 

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Data visualisation: Sexual behaviour

This visualisation allows you to explore HBSC's data for young people who report ever having had sex, and (of the sexually active population) who report having used a condom at last sex.

Early sexual activity, initiated while young people are still developing emotionally and cognitively, may increase the risk of unwanted and unplanned pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), mainly owing to the misuse or non-use of condoms or other contraceptives. Previous research has shown that early sexual activity is associated with risk factors such as substance use, lower academic achievement and poor mental health.

Condom use remains inconsistent, and is influenced by factors such as self-efficacy, perceived attitudes of peers and assertiveness. Not using a condom has been associated with a range of other risky sexual behaviours, such as the early onset of sexual activity, having multiple partners and engaging in substance use before sexual intercourse.

 

This visualisation has received funding from the European Union in the framework of the Health Programme (2008-2013). The content of this visualisation represents the views of the author and it is his sole responsibility; it can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission and/or the Executive agency does not accept responsibility for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

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item 3103
[31-12-2014 to 31-03-2015]

 


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