high-risk unprotected sex are more likely than men that young women – even among educated urban populations – reveals a study, suggesting that males are at least 10 times more likely to engage in high-risk sexual behavior than their female counterparts. Yifru Berhan and Asres Berhan of Hawassa University in Ethiopia studied the sexual habits of nearly 85,000 young people in order to understand how the practices of young men and women were different.
They found that men aged 15-19 years were 27 times more likely than women of the same age to enjoy high-risk behaviors such as having unprotected sex with non-regular partners. The results, published in medicalexpress.com, also suggested that living in an urban area and being well educated made a person more likely to go unprotected sex. ‘The susceptibility of young men to sex high risk was significantly higher than young women, regardless of independent variables evaluated (sex, age, education, residence and wealth index), “the authors wrote in an article published in -J SAHARA: Journal of social aspects of HIV / AIDS (Read: 6 dangerous things that can happen if you have unprotected sex ).
‘The consistent and strong association of sex high-risk male youth is probably the strongest evidence to suppose that being a young male is a strong predictor of practice high-risk sex than the other evaluated variables, “they added. For the study, the researchers sifted through data from Demographic and Health Surveys (from sub-Saharan Africa more Bolivia, Cambodia, Guyana, Haiti and Vietnam). The researchers suggest that age generally younger marriage for women, as well as the fact that men have higher rates of substance abuse, are more likely to have multiple partners and the first having sex at a younger age can play a role. (Read: 3 things to do after sex without a condom )
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