Using a foundation of social exchange theory, the analyses illustrate the differences between the dating attitudes and expectations of Chinese women and men.Per traditional expectations, both sexes place a low priority on sexual behaviors, yet more progressive attitudes and behaviors are also evident.The multivariable models were adjusted for age and other non-dating abuse victimization (bullying; punched, kicked, choked by a parent/guardian; touched in a sexual place, forced to touch someone sexually).were at increased risk of smoking (prevalence ratio = 3.95); depressive symptoms (down/hopeless, PR = 2.00; lost interest, PR = 1.79); eating disorders (using diet aids, PR = 1.98; fasting, PR = 4.71; vomiting to lose weight, PR = 4.33); and frequent sexual behavior (5 intercourse and oral sex partners, PR = 2.49, PR = 2.02; having anal sex, PR = 2.82).For both females and males, non-physical dating violence victimization contributed to poor health. A recent longitudinal study by Exner-Cortens and colleagues (2013) examined health in late adolescence/young adulthood by dating violence types (psychological violence only and physical and psychological violence together) experienced from age 12 to 18 .Subjects who experienced both physical and psychological violence were at risk for poor health outcomes; exposed females had increased risk of depression symptoms, suicidal ideation, smoking, and adult violence victimization, and exposed males had increased risk of adult violence victimization.But some of my friends just meet up for sex.” Nest (right) and friend Jesse look at gay dating apps on a smart phone, in Bangkok, Thailand.The accessibility of mobile technology and social media has contributed to a rise in new HIV infections among adolescents in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a new UNICEF report.
The influence of individualist values and the changing cultural norms pertaining to dating and familial roles are discussed.
Use of modern methods varies considerably among countries, from 2% of adolescents in Pakistan to 44% in Indonesia.
In general, however, contraceptive prevalence is lower in South Asia than in Southeast Asia.
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