Family Planning Association of Hong Kong

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 28 June, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 28 June, 1994, 12:00am

THE Family Planning Association of Hong Kong has just published its findings on young people's views on sexuality in its Youth Sexuality Study 1991. The report is the third such study, based on a survey conducted by the association once in five years. The first was in 1981.

The findings in all three reports were compared in the latest report, which gives a picture of how Hong Kong youth view sex and related issues over the past decade.

The territory-wide study is in two parts, covering Secondary Three to Seven in-school youths and out-of-school youths aged 18 to 27.

A total of 4,195 students and 1,159 out-of-school youths were interviewed in 1991.

Aspects covered in the in-school study include evaluation of parental concerns and provision of sex education; sexual knowledge; acceptance of sexual behaviour; contraceptive use and pornographic materials; dating attitude and behaviour, and life satisfaction.

The out-of-school study focused on sexual knowledge; attitude towards premarital sex and contraception use; experience of sexual intercourse; contraceptive use and induced abortion among youths; use of pornographic materials, and life satisfaction.

The In-school Youths and Out-of-School Youths Sexuality Studies 1991 were published separately. The English editions, at $65 a copy, are available at the association's nine clinics, reference library and the Government Publications Sales Centre. For more information, call 575-4477 (extension 71).