This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. To identify factors associated with sexual debut and early age at first sex AFS among young men and women 12—25 years in a population with a high prevalence and incidence of HIV in rural South Africa. Longitudinal data from four rounds —7 of a prospective population-based HIV and sexual behaviour survey in rural KwaZulu-Natal were used to investigate the distribution and predictors of earlier first sex. Survival analyses were used, and each analysis considered men and women separately. Among the women and men who were virgins at the beginning of the period, the median AFS was In multivariable models, factors associated with earlier AFS across gender were periurban residence vs rural , ever use of alcohol and knowing at least one person who had HIV, while school attendance had a significant protective effect.
The age of consent in Africa for sexual activity varies by jurisdiction across the continent. The specific activity engaged in or the gender of its participants can also affect this age and the legality of sexual activity. Below is a discussion of the various laws dealing with this subject. The highlighted age refers to an age at or above which an individual can engage in unfettered sexual relations with another person who is also at or above that age. The below is a list of all jurisdictions in Africa as listed in list of sovereign states and dependent territories in Africa. Different jurisdictions express these definitions differently. Some, like Australian states, may say the age of consent is 16 except if the older partner is in a position of authority over the younger one.
Sex-for-food: girls face impossible choices in Southern Africa
Coercive experiences at sexual debut have been shown to be associated with other sexual risks throughout the life course. Using nationally representative surveys from 12—19 year old girls in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi, and Uganda collected in , we examine the prevalence of sexual coercion at sexual debut among unmarried girls and its correlates. In-depth interviews collected in with the same demographic shows that there are four primary types of sexual coercion: forced sex; pressure through money or gifts; flattery, pestering, and threatening to have sex with other girls; and passive acceptance. The article concludes with the research and policy implications of these findings.
Richard Davies 17 Apr Maybe the pair should have moved to Africa. According to the Durex Global Sex Survey, South Africans and Nigerians are among the most satisfied people in the world when it comes to sex, or having the most orgasms. It is the sexed-up Greeks who have the most sex, at times a year, with Brazil next , followed by Poland and Russia both