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Levels of sexual activity among adolescent males in the United States.
Fam Plann Perspect. 1991 Jul-Aug; 23(4):162-7.FP

Abstract

Although three-fifths of adolescent males aged 15-19 say they have had sexual intercourse, analyses of data from the 1988 National Survey of Adolescent Males indicate that their level of sexual activity is relatively moderate. The data show that among sexually experienced young men the mean number of partners in the last 12 months is 1.9, and the mean frequency of intercourse in the last four weeks is 2.7 times. Black males have had more partners than white or Hispanic males; however, after the number of years since first intercourse are controlled for, these differences disappear. On average, sexually experienced youth spent six out of the last 12 months with no sexual partner, and only 21 percent of sexually active males had more than one partner in any month in the last year. Comparisons with 1979 data suggest that proportionately more adolescents were sexually experienced in 1988, but fewer non-black males had first intercourse before their 15th birthday. The number of partners since first intercourse and in the past four weeks appears to have decreased, as has the frequency of intercourse in the last four weeks.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Urban Institute, Washington, D.C.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1755873

Citation

Sonenstein, F L., et al. "Levels of Sexual Activity Among Adolescent Males in the United States." Family Planning Perspectives, vol. 23, no. 4, 1991, pp. 162-7.
Sonenstein FL, Pleck JH, Ku LC. Levels of sexual activity among adolescent males in the United States. Fam Plann Perspect. 1991;23(4):162-7.
Sonenstein, F. L., Pleck, J. H., & Ku, L. C. (1991). Levels of sexual activity among adolescent males in the United States. Family Planning Perspectives, 23(4), 162-7.
Sonenstein FL, Pleck JH, Ku LC. Levels of Sexual Activity Among Adolescent Males in the United States. Fam Plann Perspect. 1991 Jul-Aug;23(4):162-7. PubMed PMID: 1755873.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Levels of sexual activity among adolescent males in the United States. AU - Sonenstein,F L, AU - Pleck,J H, AU - Ku,L C, PY - 1991/7/1/pubmed PY - 1991/7/1/medline PY - 1991/7/1/entrez KW - Adolescents KW - Adolescents, Male KW - Age Factors KW - Americas KW - Behavior KW - Blacks--men KW - Coital Frequency--men KW - Comparative Studies KW - Cultural Background KW - Data Analysis KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developed Countries KW - Ethnic Groups KW - Heterosexuals KW - Hispanics--men KW - Marital Status KW - Methodological Studies KW - Multiple Partners--men KW - Multivariate Analysis KW - Never Married--men KW - North America KW - Northern America KW - Nuptiality KW - Population KW - Population Characteristics KW - Premarital Sex Behavior--men KW - Research Methodology KW - Sampling Studies KW - Sex Behavior KW - Sexual Partners KW - Studies KW - Surveys--men KW - United States KW - Whites--men KW - Youth SP - 162 EP - 7 JF - Family planning perspectives JO - Fam Plann Perspect VL - 23 IS - 4 N2 - Although three-fifths of adolescent males aged 15-19 say they have had sexual intercourse, analyses of data from the 1988 National Survey of Adolescent Males indicate that their level of sexual activity is relatively moderate. The data show that among sexually experienced young men the mean number of partners in the last 12 months is 1.9, and the mean frequency of intercourse in the last four weeks is 2.7 times. Black males have had more partners than white or Hispanic males; however, after the number of years since first intercourse are controlled for, these differences disappear. On average, sexually experienced youth spent six out of the last 12 months with no sexual partner, and only 21 percent of sexually active males had more than one partner in any month in the last year. Comparisons with 1979 data suggest that proportionately more adolescents were sexually experienced in 1988, but fewer non-black males had first intercourse before their 15th birthday. The number of partners since first intercourse and in the past four weeks appears to have decreased, as has the frequency of intercourse in the last four weeks. SN - 0014-7354 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1755873/Levels_of_sexual_activity_among_adolescent_males_in_the_United_States_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/childbehaviordisorders.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -