Methodologies Those are Appropriate to Exploring Sexual Behaviors in Thai Society

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Poolsuk Janepanish

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The AIDS epidemic has guided researchers to establish significant relations between sexual behaviors, health, and illnesses. Thai health research team is also interested in the study of risky sexual behaviors and their determinants in order to understand the transmission dynamics of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS. Consequently, sexual behaviors have been numerous actively studied in both quantitative and qualitative research. However, the high privacy level of sexual behaviors in Thailand and the sensitive nature of sex issues in Thai society make it extremely difficult to identify what extent the data reflect reality. The data about sexual behaviors in Thailand may be underreported and prone to infurriation bias. As a result, methods that more thoroughly explore risky sexual behaviors in Thai culture should eliminate those biases. Some methodological aspects those are applicable in conducting research regarding Thai’s sexual behaviors are explored.

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Janepanish, P. (2010). Methodologies Those are Appropriate to Exploring Sexual Behaviors in Thai Society. Ramathibodi Medical Journal, 33(2), 47–48. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ramajournal/article/view/138360
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