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Health board to launch survey on sexual attitudes of young

Published on Sep 17, 2012 6:00 AM
 
The sexual mores of young Singaporeans is one focus of a new survey to understand how to encourage healthy sexual practices among them. -- MY PAPER PHOTO:  CAROLINE CHIA

The sexual mores of young Singaporeans is one focus of a new survey to understand how to encourage healthy sexual practices among them.

Commissioned by the Health Promotion Board, the study will include in-depth interviews with at least 200 citizens and permanent residents between 13 and 25 years old. Part of the interviews will include their attitudes and behaviour towards sex.

What the board hopes to uncover: How they experiment with sex, and why they may or may not practise abstinence or use protection such as condoms.

The survey, the first of its kind by the board, is likely to shed light on ways to reduce the recent uptick of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Aids infections among the young here.

 
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