ผู้วิจัย/Authors: Anocha Muekthong
ชื่อเรื่อง/Title: Sexual behavior among high school children in southern Thailand
แหล่งที่มา/Source: The 1st Asia Pacific Regional Conference of The International Association for Suicide Prevention (AISP), 6-8 October 2004, The Imperial Queen's Park Hotel, Bangkok Thailand, Page 36.
รายละเอียด / Details:
Objective: Sexual behavior and its correlates were examined with data collected in 2003 through the annual survey of health risk behaviors of high school students in Southern Thailand. Nethods: The subjects were 12,148 randomly selected students (5675 boys and 6440 girls) in years 7,9 and 11 and vocational school year 2 in four provinces in Southern Thailand. A self completed and anonymous questionnaire was administered to the students in their classrooms during a regular class period between June and August. Sexual behavior included behaviors that can result in HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases, and unintended pregnancies Results: 610 (11%) boys and 147 (2%) girls reported ever having sexual intercourse, 436 (8%) and 107 (1.6%) having done so in the previous three months. Having had sexual intercourse was related to being a vocational school student, having poor scholl achievement and naving used controlled substances. Among those who ever had sexual intercourse, 442 (59%) had done so with two or more people, 138 (19%) used alcohol or a substance before having the activity the last time, and 115 (16%) did not use any kind of contraception. Among all students,71 (0.6%) had been pregnant or gotten someone pregnant. Only 66% said they had ever received education about HIV/ADIS in their school. Conclusion: This study provides interesting data on hidden behavior and suggests the need for a health promotion program concerning safe sex among high school students.
Keywords: psychiatry, mental health, high school student, adolescence, adolescent, sexual behavior, sex, HIV, aids, health risk behavior, safe sex
Address: Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand
Country of publication: Thailand.
Category: Abstract Paper.