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Am J Public Health. 1998 Jun;88(6):956-9.

Changes in sexual behavior and condom use among teenaged males: 1988 to 1995.

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Population Studies Center, Urban Institute, Washington, DC 20037, USA. fsonenst@ui.urban.org

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

This study examines shifts in sexual experience and condom use among US teenaged males.

METHODS:

Results from the 1988 and 1995 National Surveys of Adolescent Males were compared.

RESULTS:

The proportion of never-married 15- to 19-year-old males who had had sex with a female declined from 60% to 55% (P = .06). The share of those sexually active using a condom at last intercourse rose from 57% to 67% (P < .01). Overall, the proportion of males who had sex without condoms last year declined from 37% to 27% (P < .001).

CONCLUSIONS:

Although protective behaviors among teenagers have increased, significant proportions of teenagers--especially Black and Hispanic males--remain unprotected.

PMID:
9618629
PMCID:
PMC1508224
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