Unprotected Sexual Intercourse and Unplanned Pregnancy Experience of Turkish University Students


ERENEL A. Ş. , GÖLBAŞI Z.

SEXUALITY AND DISABILITY, cilt.29, ss.75-80, 2011 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11195-010-9186-0
  • Dergi Adı: SEXUALITY AND DISABILITY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.75-80

Özet

This study examined the unprotected sexual experience for Turkish university students. The study was carried out with 1,689 voluntary students from two state universities. The data was gathered with a questionnaire composed of 33 questions prepared by researchers. Chi- square test and Student t test were used in the statistical analysis of data. 15.9% of the students had sexual experience. The mean age at first sexual intercourse was 18.12 +/- A 2.02. Only 36.4% of the students have asserted that they use contraceptive methods in every sexual intercourse. The most frequently used method (74.0%) is condom. 8.6% of the students had experienced unplanned pregnancy and 73.9% of these pregnancies had resulted with abortion. The results from this study highlight the importance of how Turkish university students are under the risk of unplanned pregnancy because of unprotected sexual behavior.