267886 Loyalty of sex and condom use in general population, Taiwan

Monday, October 29, 2012

Lai-Chu See , Public Health, Chang Gung University, Kweisan, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Background: Population patterns of sexual behavior and condom use are important in sexually transmitted diseases, HIV transmission, and other sexual health outcomes. Our 2010 result of non-anonymous HIV screening, Taiwan, indicates that individuals seeking non-anonymous HIV screening were not members of high-risk groups for HIV or just a general population. Aims: To survey the sexual behavior and condom use in general Taiwan population. Methods: All individuals who underwent non-anonymous HIV screening in Taoyuan were asked to fill out the questionnaire. Results: 2168 individuals (92.6%) used for the analysis. The mean age was 31+9.8 years with a range between 18 and 89 and female number (55.3%) was higher than male number (44.7%). The homosexual proportion was low (1.2% for male and 1.6% for female). Among individuals having sex during last half year (n=1815), the number of sexual partners was significantly higher in male (1.2+0.5, range: 1-13) than that in female (1.0+0.2, range: 1-4) (p<.0001). The type of sexual partners (fixed, casual, missing) was significantly different between male (55.9%, 20.6%, 23.5%, respectively) and female (58.6%, 10.6%, 30.7%, respectively) (p<.0001). For individuals with casual sex partners, proportion of always using condom during sex with casual sexual partners (44.8%) was higher than that with fixed sexual partners (32.2%) (p<.0001). Conclusion: To our knowledge, this is the first result reporting sexual loyalty among general population and the proportion of always using condom with different type of sexual partners in Taiwan.

Learning Areas:
Biostatistics, economics
Chronic disease management and prevention
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
report the proportion of homosexual and type of sexual partners by genders for general population in Taiwan. The proportion of always using condom was also reported by type of sexual partners.

Keywords: Sexual Risk Behavior, Condom Use

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I designed the questionnaire, conducted the study, analyzed the data, and wrote the manuscript.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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