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June 5, 2020, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"In Papua New Guinea, the median age at first sexual intercourse among both women and men age 25-49 is 19.7 (Figure 4.3). One in three women (34%) have sexual intercourse before age 18. By age 20, over half of women have had sexual intercourse. Although men are slightly less likely than women to have sex before age 18 (28), they are as likely to have sexual intercourse by age 20 (53%)" (67). "The median age at first sexual intercourse among women age 25-49 has increased slightly from 18.8 in 2006 to 19.7 in 2016-18; among men, it has remained the same" (67). "Patterns by background characteristics: 1) Rural women begin...more
May 31, 2020, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"In India, the median age at first sexual intercourse is 19.0 years for women age 25-49. Eleven percent of women age 25-49 had sex before age 15, and 39 percent before age 18. By age 20, 59 percent of women age 25-49 have had sexual intercourse. On average, men age 25-49 in India initiate sexual intercourse at age 24.3, five years older than women. One percent of men age 25-49 first had sexual intercourse before age 15 and 7 percent had sexual intercourse before age 18. By age 25, 55 percent of men have had sexual intercourse" (157). "Forty-three percent of women age 15-24 have ever had sex, compared with...more
May 15, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"The median age at first sexual intercourse among women age 25-49 in Nigeria is 17.2 years, while the median age among men is 21.7 years. On average, women initiate sexual intercourse 4.5 years earlier than men" (82). "The median age at first sexual intercourse is 6 years earlier than the median age at first marriage among men, while the median age at first sexual intercourse is 1.9 years earlier than the median age at first marriage among women. This indicates that the gap between age at initiation of sexual intercourse and age at first marriage is longer among men than among women" (82). "Nineteen percent of women initiate sexual intercourse...more
April 19, 2020, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"The median age at first sexual intercourse among women age 25-49 is 20.7 years. Six percent of women had initiated sex by age 15 and 27% by age 18. Forty-four percent of women first had sexual intercourse by age 20. On average, women in Pakistan have their first sexual intercourse at a younger age than men. The median age at first intercourse among men age 30-49 is 26.1 years. Less than 1% of men had initiated sex by age 15 and 5 by age 18. Thirteen percent of men had their first sexual intercourse by age 20. In Pakistan, women generally initiate sexual intercourse within marriage, as indicated by the...more
April 14, 2020, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"Caution should be exercised in assessing the results of the questions since, in a conservative society like Indonesia, respondents who had engaged in premarital sex may not have been willing to accurately report the age at which sex was initiated. Although not strictly comparable because of the differences in marital status, the results in Table 4.5 suggest that, on average, women in Indonesia have their first sexual intercourse at younger ages (20.9 years) than married men age 25-49 (24.3 years)" (53). "The median age at first sexual intercourse among married women is the same as the median age at first marriage (21.8 years). This indicates that in general women have...more
March 29, 2020, 6:46 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"In the Maldives, the median age at first sexual intercourse among women age 25-49 is 20.7 years. One in five women (21%) have sexual intercourse before age 18. By age 20, 43% of women have had sexual intercourse. On average, men in the Maldives initiate sexual intercourse at older ages than women. The median age at first intercourse among men age 25-49 is 23.1 years. Only 13% of men have had sex before age 18, while 25% have initiated sexual intercourse by age 20" (59).
Feb. 8, 2020, 7:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"In South Africa, the median age at first sexual intercourse among women age 20-49 is 18.1 years. Seven percent of women first have sex before age 15 and 49% before age 18. By age 20, 76% of women have had sexual intercourse. The median age at first intercourse among men age 20-49 is 17.5 years. Thirteen percent of men first have sex before age 15 and 58% do so before age 18. By age 20, 81% of men have engaged in sexual intercourse" (59). "Across nearly all background characteristics, men in South Africa initiate sexual intercourse at slightly younger ages than women. An exception is that the median age at...more