Background and Purpose: To investigate the correlation between sexual behavior and exposure to pornographic information among medical college students. Methods: Data were collected by the use of a self-administered structured questionnaire and involved purposive sampling of medical college senior students. A total of 497 subjects were recruited for this cross-sectional study. The response rate was 82%. Results: Significant differences were found between male and female subjects in terms of exposure to pornographic information, including festooned vehicle, pornographic books, pornographic websites, pornographic pictures, pornographic videos, adult cable channels, strip shows and sex phone lines. Multiple regression analysis indicated that three factors showed a relationship to subjects' exposure to pornographic information and these were the subjects' gender, the subject's department, and consentual premarital sex (Adjusted R^2=0.38). Identified correlations with the subjects' sexual behavior included a strict parenting style (OR=2.79, 95% CI=1.26-6.14), consentual premarital sex (OR=9.10, 95% CI=2.99-27.66), sexual desires (OR=7.64, 95% CI=2.20-26.56), and having a heterosexual relationship (OR=4.64, 95% CI=2.18-9.88). Conclusion: There was a significant gender difference in exposure to pornographic information. Results of this study will be beneficial when designing sex education for medical college students.
|Translated title of the contribution||Correlation between Sexual Behavior and Exposure to Pornographic Information among Medical College Students|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - May 1 2007|
- medical college students
- sexual behavior
- pornographic information