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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18-22

Sexual behavior of clinic attendees in a tertiary care hospital in Pondicherry


Department of Dermatology and STD, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry - 605 006, India

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Devinder Mohan Thappa
Department of Dermatology and STD, JIPMER, Pondicherry - 605 006
India
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The recent years have witnessed a renewed interest in human sexual behavior, partly because of the growing AIDS pandemic. We undertook a study of the pattern of sexual behavior among outpatients attending our dermatology clinic. Sexually active patients attending the dermatology clinic for non-STD complaints from March 2007 to June 2007 were randomly selected and interviewed about their sexual behavior using a questionnaire. The study included 500 respondents (240 women, 260 men). The mean ages of the women and men were 37.9 years and 38.9 years, respectively. Forty-two of the unmarried men (54.5%) were sexually active, while 55 of the married men (30%) admitted to having had premarital sex. A total of 81 men (38.8%) admitted to premarital sex, compared to only 2.9% of women. With regard to extramarital contact, 62 of the married men (33.8%) were affirmative in their response, while the corresponding figure for married women was 12 (5.5%). Nine men had a history of bisexual contact and, of these, one man admitted to having had exclusively homosexual contact. Fifteen men had indulged in anal sex; 48.3% men with pre/extramarital contact had more than one partner, and 43 (30.1%) had visited commercial sex workers (CSWs). Most of the respondents (141; 87%) with pre/extramarital contact had had unsafe sex. Among the women with pre/extramarital sexual contact, most (17; 89.5%) had only one partner; all were heterosexual and the majority had had sexual contact with relatives (73.7%). To summarize, men had overwhelmingly more pre/extramarital sexual contact as compared to women.


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