|Contraceptive knowledge, attitudes and behavior about sexuality among college students in Beijing, China|
|Zhou Hong1; Wang Xiao-ye; Ye Fang1; Gu Hai-hua2; Zeng Xiao-pei Lily; Wang Yan1|
|关键词||knowledge attitude behavior sexuality students|
|刊名||CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL|
|收录类别||SCI ; SSCI|
|WOS标题词||Science & Technology|
|类目[WOS]||Medicine, General & Internal|
|研究领域[WOS]||General & Internal Medicine|
|关键词[WOS]||REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ; UNIVERSITY ; SEX|
Background Sexual and reproductive health among adolescents have become increasingly important and aroused international concerns. In this study, we investigate sexual knowledge, attitudes, sexual behaviors, the unwanted pregnancy and the abortion rate and to explore related determinants among college students in Beijing.
Methods This study is based on a cross-sectional survey of college students′ knowledge, attitudes and behavior. Multistage cluster sampling was used to select subjects in Beijing. The self-questionnaire designed by our research group including general information, knowledge, attitude and behavior about sexuality was used to collect information. A total of 2003 questionnaires were collected from June to July 2010.
Results The data showed that most of the college students lacked knowledge about reproductive health. Only 17.9% of the respondents knew the appropriate time of abortion. Data also showed that the respondents had high-risk attitude about sex, 58.7% could accept premarital sex, and 29.7% had negative attitude towards contraception. Moreover, sexual activity of the respondents was active. Data showed that 18.5% of the respondents had had sexual activities. Significantly more boys than girls had sex (X-2=73.374, P<0.001). Among the boys and girls who reported sexual history, 43.1% of the boys had impregnated girlfriend and 49.3% of the girls among those people who have sex had unwanted pregnancies. Logistic regression analysis showed that the variables the gender (OR=3.12, 95% CI: 2.39-4.11), grade (OR=1.78, 95% CI: 1.40-2.26), specialty (OR=1.35, 95% CI: 1.12-1.74), family situation (OR=1.66, 95% CI: 1.15-2.38), score of knowledge (OR=0.74, 95% CI: 0.58-0.95) and attitude to sex activity (OR=0.09, 95% CI: 0.04-0.22) had a significant effect on having sexual behavior.
Conclusions College students lack knowledge and methods to avoid risky sexual behaviors in Beijing. College students have high-risk sexual attitude and behaviors. Therefore, suitable and effective sex health measures to protect college students would be strongly recommended. Chin Med J 2012;125(6):1153-1157
|作者单位||1.Peking Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, Dept Child Adolescent & Womans Hlth, Beijing Univ Hlth Sci Ctr, Beijing 100191, Peoples R China|
2.Peking Univ, Dept Appl Linguist, Beijing Univ Hlth Sci Ctr, Beijing 100191, Peoples R China
|Zhou Hong,Wang Xiao-ye,Ye Fang,et al. Contraceptive knowledge, attitudes and behavior about sexuality among college students in Beijing, China[J]. CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL,2012,125(6):1153-1157.|
|APA||Zhou Hong,Wang Xiao-ye,Ye Fang,Gu Hai-hua,Zeng Xiao-pei Lily,&Wang Yan.(2012).Contraceptive knowledge, attitudes and behavior about sexuality among college students in Beijing, China.CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL,125(6),1153-1157.|
|MLA||Zhou Hong,et al."Contraceptive knowledge, attitudes and behavior about sexuality among college students in Beijing, China".CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL 125.6(2012):1153-1157.|