Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : sexual activity

Assessment of sexual behaviour and practices among adolescent girls

Dr. Ratandeep Lamba

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 2998-3002

Background:Adolescents (10–19 years of age) comprise almost 22% of India's
population. This is the age group in which physical changes usually commence with the
growth spurt followed by secondary sexual characteristics development.The present
study was conducted to assess sexual behaviour and practices among adolescent girls.
Materials & Methods:126 adolescent girls in age ranged 15-24 years were exposed to a
predetermined questionnaire consisting open and closed ended questions. Information
such reasons for not using contraception, Sexual orientation and reasons for sexual
activity was recorded.
Results: Age group 15-20 years had 60 and 20-24 years had 66 subjects. The difference
was non- significant (P> 0.05). Reasons for not using contraception was does not feel
good in 54, not aware in 40 and not available in 32. The difference was non- significant
(P>0.05). Reasons for sexual activity was urge in 62, peer pressure in 24 and fun in 40.
The difference was significant (P<0.05). Type of intercourse preferred was vagino penal
in 40, vagino penal and anal in 55 and ano oral &vagino penal in 21.The difference was
non- significant (P>0.05).60 were heterosexual, 30 were homosexual and 26 were
bisexual. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: There is need to inculcate awareness about sexual activity among
adolescent girls.