Sexuality of 16- to 17- year-old South Africans in the context of HIV/AIDS

Karl Peltzer1, Supa Pengpid2
1Human Sciences Research Council and University of Limpopo, South Africa
2University of Limpopo, National School of Public Health, South Africa
Cite this article:  Peltzer, K., & Pengpid, S. (2006). Sexuality of 16- to 17- year-old South Africans in the context of HIV/AIDS. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 34(3), 239-256.

Volume 34 Issue 3 | e1473 | Published: April 2006 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2006.34.3.239

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The aim of this study was to better understand the sexuality of youth in the context of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. Participants (400 male and 400 female 16- and 17- year-olds) 400 were from rural and 400 from urban areas, and almost all were of African descent. Results indicate that two-thirds of the girls and more than half of the boys had had sexual intercourse and had petted. Almost half of the boys (44.3%) and 24% of the girls took less than a week to have sexual intercourse in their current steady relationship. Only 40% of the girls and 57% of the boys had used a condom during their first sexual intercourse; HIV-AIDS prevention efforts should be linked to research on sexuality to advance effectiveness.

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