Sexual activity of the youth population in Malawi: the emerging health care scenario
Susuman, Sathiya, A.
Ningpuanyeh, Wilson, C.
Ningpuanyeh, Wilson Chialepeh
Susuman, A. Sathiya
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The sexual behaviour of youths in Malawi is believed to play an important role in the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Relevant data from the Malawi Demographic and Health Survey 2010 and a sample of 16,217 youths aged 15-24 have been studied and subjected to bivariate and logistic regression analysis. The results show that married youths were not interested in using condoms (94.2%, p < 0.05) and that those who were living together were 69 times (OR = 1.69, 95% CI, 1.26-2.26) more likely to be involved in early sexual activity than those who were not living together. It is argued that the results should help other researchers, policy makers and planners to create strategies to encourage these youths make use of contraception.
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