Sexual Behaviors among Health Sciences Undergraduate Students in one of the Universities, Eastern Part, Thailand
Keywords:sexual behavior, adolescent, University, Thailand
Introduction: Sexual behavior is one of human activities that varies in different social and cultural contexts.Such behavior is not only human reproduction, but also social.
Objectives: To find out the sexual orientation, sexual behaviors which were divided by gender, STDs prevention and contraceptive use behaviors among the 3rd year students of a group of health science program faculties, one of the universities, Eastern part, Thailand.
Methods: During 2013-2014, we surveyed self-reported questionnaires among the 3rd year undergraduate students in the Health Sciences Faculties Group, one of the universities in the Eastern part of Thailand.
Results: This study included 372 females and 114 males. Approximately 70% of students had a positive attitude to virginity. Male students had the mean age at first coitus younger than the female ones (male vs. female = 13.68 ± 2.12 vs.18.48 ± 2.21). Almost 60% of female students have diverted their sexual desire by exercise. There were 15% and 12% who did not use contraception
when having sex with their lovers and someone another than a lover, respectively.
Conclusions: The sexual behaviors of undergraduate students varied by the genders. Male students had more sexual activity more than female students. Some students still lacked of the practical knowledge of the efficacy of contraception. These target groups needed to learn more about life skills in sexuality.