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PATTERN OF SEXUAL BEHAVIOURS AMONG YOUTH OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH, INDIA

Authors:
Tailyang Sirah

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

MLA 8
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, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=165. Accessed 2018.
APA
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 ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=165
Chicago
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. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=165.

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Abstract:
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.