TITLE

The Use of Protection for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Unwanted Pregnancy among Norwegian Heterosexual Young Adults 2009

AUTHOR(S)
Træen, Bente; Gravningen, Kirsten
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Sexuality & Culture;Jun2011, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p195
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper explores the use and none-use of condoms among young heterosexual adults in Norway. To what extent do young heterosexuals use condoms and other types of contraception, and in which context does the use take place? What are the motives underlying both use and non use of condoms? The results are based on a 2009 national web panel survey among 16-24 year-olds in Norway ( n = 871). Most respondents reported having met their most recent sex partner via friends or family, and 62% referred to the sex partner as a sweetheart. One out of two claimed they had not used condoms during the first sexual intercourse with this partner. A factor analysis revealed 2-D of motivation for not using condoms, referred to here as 'Fear of Suspicion' and 'Mutual Trust'. Multiple linear regression analysis revealed that, when controlled for gender, age, and number of sex partners in one's life, 'Mutual Trust' had a statistically significant relationship to coital frequency and the number of years coitally active. None of the predictor variables had a statistically significant relationship with 'Fear of Suspicion'. The most commonly reported motives for the most recent sexual intercourse were having been 'sexually aroused' and 'in love'. A total of 56% reported using hormonal contraception, while 20% used condoms. The most important reasons for not using condoms were: 'used other contraception', 'did not worry about STIs', 'more pleasurable without', 'had none available', and 'unprepared for intercourse'. The most important reasons for condom use were to 'avoid pregnancy', 'avoid STIs', and 'avoid HIV'.
ACCESSION #
60392951

 

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