The role of the environment in the sexual activity of school students in Tororo and Pallisa Districts of Uganda

J M Twa-Twa
1997 Health Transition Review  
Findings are reported from a cross-sectional study of the sexual behavior of randomly selected secondary school students in Tororo and Pallisa districts of Eastern Uganda. 322 males and 348 females from 14 secondary schools answered structured questionnaires while 50 additional students participated in focus group discussions. The survey respondents were aged 10-24 years, although approximately 70% were aged 15-19 years. 65% of the male and 32% of the female unmarried students reported having
more » ... s reported having sexual experience. The mean ages at first sexual intercourse were 16.1 years for boys and 16.6 years for girls. Of those sexually active, 49% of the males and 25% of females had multiple sex partners. Parental care, peer influence, economic factors, and AIDS education are the main environmental factors which appear to have major influences in determining the nature of students' sexual activity in Uganda.
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