Factors Affecting Sexually Transmitted Infections in South Korean High School Students

AUTHOR(S)

Kim, Suhee; and Lee, Chungyul

PUBLISHED

2016 in Public Health Nursing, Vol. 33, pp. 179-188

KEY FINDINGS
  • Young people who preferred Internet pornography were more likely to have experienced sexually transmitted infections.
ABSTRACT
Objective: This study identified factors affecting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among high school students in South Korea. Design and Sample: This study was a secondary data analysis using data from the eighth annual Korea Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey conducted in 2012. Data from 2,387 high school students who reported having sexual intercourse were analyzed using descriptive statistics, chi-square tests, and logistic regression by gender. Measures: The survey questionnaire measured drug experience, Internet... READ FULL ABSTRACT
EXCERPTS
  • "Our findings showed that high school students who preferred Internet pornography were more likely to have experienced STIs. Based on precedent studies where young people exposed to pornographic materials were more prone to risky sexual behaviors, Internet pornography preference could increase the risk of STIs. This study found that male and female students who preferred Internet pornography were 2.6 and 14.0 times more likely to have experienced STIs, respectively."
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