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Association between sources of sexuality education, sexual beliefs and behaviours in Lebanese young adults

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dc.contributor.author Bouclaous, Carmel H.
dc.contributor.author Alrazim, Ayman
dc.contributor.author Chababi, James
dc.contributor.author Jamaleddine, Wassim
dc.contributor.author Nassar, Elma
dc.contributor.author Maalouf, Anthony
dc.contributor.author Aridy, Sara Dakour
dc.contributor.author Naccache, Mahmoud
dc.contributor.author Abboud, Donna Maria
dc.contributor.author Assi, Maria
dc.contributor.author Salka, Maysaa
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T09:42:31Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-29T09:42:31Z
dc.date.copyright 2020 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1472-0825 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/11938
dc.description.abstract This study assessed the association between sources of sexuality education, sexual beliefs and behaviour among Lebanese youth. 451 unmarried students at a private university, mean age 20.25 (±1.41) years, participated in the study. Main sources of information were teachers, mothers, internet and friends. Respondents wished for increased involvement of fathers and doctors in their sexuality education. There was a positive association between receipt of school classes on reproductive health and adoption of protective behaviour at first sexual experience (OR = 4.09, p < 0.05). A Sexual Belief Index (SBI) was calculated as a mean score on 18 items related to sexual permissiveness (Cronbach’s alpha = 0.83). Sex and classes on reproductive health predicted a rise in SBI. The timing of classes, namely earlier introduction, and communication with family and religious figures predicted a decrease in SBI. The SBI was positively associated with sexual activity (OR = 3.68, p = 4.399e-07), first sex at <17 years (OR = 5.262, p = 0.0099) and engagement in one-night stands (OR = 4.195, p = 0.0001). Students who engaged in same-sex sexual experiences had higher odds of contracting STIs (OR = 12.7, p = 0.0001). Findings reveal the need to include sexual health in school curricula; train parents, physicians and teachers as information providers and moderators of SBI; and improve access to youth-friendly services. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Association between sources of sexuality education, sexual beliefs and behaviours in Lebanese young adults en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle a university-based crosssectional study en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201505343 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning en_US
dc.article.pages 1-12 en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Youth en_US
dc.keywords Sexual behaviour en_US
dc.keywords Sexual beliefs en_US
dc.keywords Information on sexuality en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/14681811.2020.1722624 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Bouclaous, C.H., Alrazim A., Chababi J., Jamaleddine W., Nassar E., Maalouf A., Aridy S. et alt (2020). "Association between sources of sexuality education, sexual beliefs and behaviours in Lebanese young adults: a university-based cross-sectional study." Sex Education 1-12. en_US
dc.author.email carmel.bouclaous@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14681811.2020.1722624 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3832-0806 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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