Document Type

Brief

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

This policy brief documents the extent of pre-marital romantic and sexual relations experienced by young men and women in Andhra Pradesh, India and the extent to which pre-marital sexual experiences among young people are informed, safe, and wanted. Findings clearly highlight that many young men and a small minority of young women in Andhra Pradesh had engaged in sex before marriage and that many of them had initiated sexual activities uninformed, had engaged in unsafe relations, and/or had experienced unwanted relations. Findings that relatively few youth had been exposed to family life or sex education emphasize the need for increased investment by the state in promoting such education for youth in school and out of school. The report also recommends reorienting service provision to address the sexual and reproductive health needs of unmarried youth.

DOI

doi.org/10.31899/pgy2.1061

Language

English

Project

Youth in India: Situation and Needs Study

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