Risky sexual behaviour among young men in Nepal

Dahal, Govinda P., Hennink, Monique and Hinde, Andrew (2005) Risky sexual behaviour among young men in Nepal. Southampton, UK, University of Southampton, Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute, 36pp. (S3RI Applications and Policy Working Papers, A05/01).


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We use the Nepal Adolescents and Young Adults (NAYA) Survey of 2000 to analyse the prevalence of sexual activity and risky sexual behaviour among Nepalese males aged 14-22 years. Risky sexual behaviour is considered to be characterised by having multiple partners, or having one non-regular partner with whom a condom was not used, in the 12 months before the survey. About 9 per cent of the sexually active married men aged 14-22 years, and about 20 per cent of sexually active single men in the same age group, are engaged in risky sexual behaviour. Logistic regression analysis shows that, among married men, those who are better educated and who have better educated fathers are more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviour. Among single men, risky sexual behaviour is especially likely in certain rural districts where it is tolerated by the local culture. The quantitative analysis is supported by qualitative data drawn from focus group interviews.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Statistics
ePrint ID: 14213
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
1 February 2005Made publicly available
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2005
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:26
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/14213

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