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Tailyang Sirah
Ph.D. Scholar, Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Sirah, Tailyang. "PATTERN OF SEXUAL BEHAVIOURS AMONG YOUTH OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH, INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 6, June 2018, pp. 2412-2429, Accessed 2018.
Sirah, T. (2018, June). PATTERN OF SEXUAL BEHAVIOURS AMONG YOUTH OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH, INDIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(6), 2412-2429. Retrieved from
Sirah, Tailyang. "PATTERN OF SEXUAL BEHAVIOURS AMONG YOUTH OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH, INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 6 (June 2018), 2412-2429. Accessed , 2018.

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This study sought to assess and examine the pattern of sexual behaviour among youth, considered as the key section of population and assets of the nation. Institutional based cross-sectional study was conducted. The cluster sampling technique was used to select a sample of 1000 participants from four prior identified study areas of Arunachal Pradesh. A structured, pre-tested and selfadministered questionnaire was used to collect data. For statistical analysis, cross tabulation and chi-square test was performed and differences determined at P < 0.05 significant level by using SPSS Version 20. Out of 961 participants, finally taken for study analysis, 236 (24.5%) of them have had first sex before age of 18 years and 184 (19.1%) of them have multiple sexual partners. Again, 257 (26.7%) of the participants not use condom consistently with non-regular sexual partners and consequently, 43 (4.5%) of them have some STI cases. Moreover, the independent variables (religion, educational level and parental occupation) have a statistically significant influence on sexual behaviour pattern of youth, such as age at first sex and having multiple partners. The study exhibit a prevalence of risky sexual behaviour among youth of the state, for which the tolerance and permissiveness shown by the prevailing socio-psychological and cultural norms and practices appear to be further fostering such a behavioural pattern. The findings of the study underscores the importance of sex education and awareness programmes to prevent youths from STIs (including HIV/AIDS), sexual and reproductive health problems and unwanted pregnancy.