Differences in sexual risk behaviour between young men and women travelling abroad from the UK.
Background Identification of people who most frequently engage in sexual risk behaviour while travelling abroad would be useful for the design and targeting of health education and promotion campaigns.
Methods Eligible participants were people living in the UK aged 18-34 years who had travelled abroad without a partner in the previous 2 years.
Respondents were first screened for eligibility as part of representative face-to-face and telephone surveys by a market research company.
Eligible individuals who agreed to take part then underwent a computer-assisted telephone interview.
Reinterviewing continued until 400 eligible people had been contacted.
We also interviewed a control group of 568 young people who had travelled abroad without a partner in the previous 2 years but who did not report a new sexual relationship during their travels.
Findings One in ten of the eligible participants reported sexual intercourse with a new partner.
Travellers who reported a new sexual relationship abroad were also likely to report large numbers of sexual partners at home.
Of the 400 people who had a new sexual partner abroad, 300 (75%) used condoms on all occasions with the new partner.
Logistic regression modelling showed differences between men and women in those factors linked to the practice of unsafe or safer sex while travelling.
For men, patterns of condom use abroad with casual partners (p<0.001) reflected patterns of use at home. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement sexuel, Passager, Etude comparative, Condom, Utilisation, Dépistage, Critère âge, Programme enseignement, Campagne de masse, Royaume Uni, Europe, Evaluation, Homme, Appareil génital, Education santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual behavior, Passenger, Comparative study, Condom, Use, Medical screening, Age criterion, Educational program, Mass campaign, United Kingdom, Europe, Evaluation, Human, Genital system, Health education
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0012719
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 31/05/1999.