Premarital sexual intercourse among adolescents in Malaysia: a cross-sectional Malaysian school survey

  • LK Lee
  • PCY Chen
  • KK Lee
  • Jagmohni K

Abstract

The study showed that 5.4% of the total sample reported to have ever had sexual intercourse.  The proportion among males students who had ever had sex was higher (8.3%) compared with females students (2.9%).  The mean age at first sexual intercourse was 15 years.  One percent of students reported that they had been pregnant or had made someone else pregnant.  Adolescent sexual intercourse was significantly associated with (1) socio-demographic factors (age, gender); (2) environmental factors (staying with parents); (3) substance use (alcohol use, cigarette smoking, drug use) even after adjustment for demographic factors.  The survey showed that 20.8% of respondents had ever taken alcohol, 14.0% had smoked cigarettes and 2.5% had tried marijuana, 1.2% had tried ecstasy pills, 2.6% had tried glue sniffing, 0.7% had tried heroin and 0.7% had taken intravenous drugs into the body.
Published
2006-10-01
How to Cite
LeeL., ChenP., LeeK., & KJ. (2006). Premarital sexual intercourse among adolescents in Malaysia: a cross-sectional Malaysian school survey. Malaysian Family Physician, 1(2 & 3), 1. Retrieved from https://www.e-mfp.org/ojs3/index.php/MFP/article/view/205
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