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It is a large study involving nearly 8, high school students of both sexes from public and private schools in the Philippines, El Salvador and Peru. The students, aged between 14 and 18 years, filled out detailed paper questionnaires with multiple choice options under conditions of privacy and anonymity.
Around one in three of the males However, one in five of the sexually experienced young people indicated that they regretted having already started to have sex. The proportion was higher for females 25 to 32 per cent and lower for males 13 to 20 per cent.
Why did they start? But there were also reasons that showed the young people responding to peer pressure. Males, particularly, tended to report: Viewing pornography played a significant part in this, particularly amongst the males. Overall, more than one-third of respondents reported at least one external pressure, and about one-half reported at least one reason implying that they lost self-control.
It was these factors that were most often linked with regret -- particularly pressure from a partner, getting carried away by sexual arousal, and seeing sexual images. Jokin de Irala, one of the authors of the study and vice-dean of the medical school at the University of Navarra, stresses the importance of these findings. News Home. Related areas Research.
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