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Villages Get High Scores as Far as Sex is Concerned

by Rajshri on  February 22, 2010 at 8:18 PM Sexual Health News   - G J E 4
 Villages Get High Scores as Far as Sex is Concerned
A study done by the International Institute of Population Sciences has found that rural youth are more likely to indulge in pre-marital sex than urban youth. The study revealed that 17% of men in rural areas engaged in pre-marital sex compared to 10% in cities.
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The corresponding number for women was 4% in rural areas and 2% in cities. The study involved 58,000 youths in the age group of 15-29 years and was conducted in six states including Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen and Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad released this report at New Delhi. Mr zad expressed concern that many youngsters were indulging in unprotected sex, "Data shows more than 8 per cent people below 19 have experimented with sex," said Azad.

The study also said that awareness about HIV/AIDS was very low.




Source: Medindia
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The skewed ratio of 17% for men and 4% of women is because male youth in the villages are more likely to go to brothels for paid sex, especially taking into account the states that have been surveyed.

In villages, contradictory to the cities, it will even be an issue if a boy and a girl unmarried are spotted together.

I presume, incest is more of an issue in these places.

Anand79 Tuesday, February 23, 2010
A snippet of article

A study done by the International Institute of Population Sciences has found that rural youth are more likely to indulge in pre-marital sex than urban youth. The study revealed that 17% of men in rural areas engaged in pre-marital sex compared to 10% in cities.

The corresponding number for women was 4% in rural areas and 2% in cities.

Data analysis:

17% of men in rural areas engage in pre-marital sex where as only 4 % women do so

Hopefully I am considering heterosexual sex even if we eliminate 5-6 % in the homo category , which I personally feel is an exaggerated number.

12-13 % of rural men population = 4 % of rural women population
meaning there are more women in India than men which negates the numbers from the census unless of course u take into consideration that the same women copulate with more men, thereby a one to many relation being followed, which again I think is highly exaggerated

I, however, wonder why such articles do'nt explain the figures they so easily throw around as facts or survey figures.

Consumer1999 Tuesday, February 23, 2010
If most men who have pre marital sex do so with women who are married then the lower percentage [4%] for women makes sense,
aaadefg Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Dear sir , i agree with you on the account that these numbers are misleading and also from the look of it, it seems more of a flashy story than a educating one... might be to make readers enticed... and increase the page count...which seemed to have worked on both of us... Regarding an explaination for the stats.. might be [ again a pure speculation ] .. the 17% of male might be equal to 4% of the female population that have taken the survey" ... hence the confusing numbers... Again the article its not specified why the survey was done .. or what was the aftermath... now i doubt the
guest Tuesday, February 23, 2010
thats so true dude, its just baseless.
guest Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The more information you have, the better your chances of preventing a std and staying healthy.
guest Wednesday, February 24, 2010
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