Association between Age at First Intercourse, Sexual Behaviour and Sexually Transmitted Infections among Adolescents
Yode Miangotar, Université de Montréal
The study explores the relationship between age at first intercourse and sexual behaviour and sexually transmitted infections among adolescents aged 12-19 years who are not married at the time of the survey. It focuses on Burkina Faso, Malawi and Uganda. Data come from the 2004 national surveys of adolescents. The results show that adolescents who have had first intercourse before age 12 are more likely to have an occasional sexual partner during the last twelve months in Malawi, not to use condom at first intercourse in Malawi, Uganda and Burkina Faso, not to use consistently condoms in the last twelve months in Burkina Faso. In Uganda, adolescents who have had first intercourse before age 12 are less likely to have sex with more than one partner during the last twelve months. The results show that entry into sex before age 12 is more likely to be associated with risk sexual.
Presented in Poster Session 6