Port Harcourt Medical Journal

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 117--121

Adolescent sexual behaviour in Pokhara Submetropolitan Municipality, Nepal


Sandip Pahari, Bishwas Acharya, Hoshiar Singh Chauhan 
 Department of Public Health and Hospital Administration, Eternal University, Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Bishwas Acharya
Department of Public Health and Hospital Administration, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Sirmaur - 173 101, Himachal Pradesh
India

Background: Risky sexual behaviour among adolescents is an emerging problem in Nepal. Aim: To assess the sexual behaviour and media influence and determine the association of watching porn movies and sexual activity with sociodemographic factors among adolescents in Pokhara submetropolitan municipality, Nepal. Methods: An institution-based, cross-sectional study was conducted among 302 adolescents of higher secondary schools in Pokhara submetropolitan municipality, Nepal, using self-administered questionnaire technique. Data were collected and analysed using SPSS software version 21. Results: Out of 302 respondents, 81 (27%) had sexual intercourse, whereas 221 (73%) did not have sexual intercourse. There was a statistical association between exposure to porn movies with age (P = 0.038), caste (P ≤ 0.05), gender (P < 0.001), monthly family income (P < 0.001), monthly pocket money (P < 0.001) and time spent on watching computer (P < 0.001). Presence of television in personal bedroom of the adolescents was significantly associated with the number of times they watched the porn movies (P = 0.013). Involvement in sexual intercourse was significantly associated with age (P < 0.001), type of family (P = 0.008), gender (P = 0.001), monthly family income (P = 0.014), monthly pocket money (P < 0.001), exposure to porn movies (P < 0.001) and presence of boyfriend/girlfriend (P < 0.001). Conclusion: Sexual behaviour among adolescents was found to be high. Reproductive and sex education should be introduced into the school curriculum to minimise and control premarital and unsafe sex.


How to cite this article:
Pahari S, Acharya B, Chauhan HS. Adolescent sexual behaviour in Pokhara Submetropolitan Municipality, Nepal.Port Harcourt Med J 2018;12:117-121


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Pahari S, Acharya B, Chauhan HS. Adolescent sexual behaviour in Pokhara Submetropolitan Municipality, Nepal. Port Harcourt Med J [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Jul 13 ];12:117-121
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