Facts and Figures

In order to obtain a better understanding about premarital sex, it is necessary to have an idea on how society perceives it. Also, it is also important to know the demographics in relation to the matter at hand. This page provides several facts, charts. and graphs which can increase the understanding about premarital sex.

Global views on premarital sex in 2013. Source: http://www.statista.com/statistics/297288/global-views-on-premarital-sex/
Global views on premarital sex in 2013. Source: http://www.statista.com/statistics/297288/global-views-on-premarital-sex/

This table shows that at most Asian countries except Japan find premarital sex unacceptable, while developed countries and most of the western countries see premarital sex as acceptable.

After seeing society’s perceptions about  premarital sex on a global scale, we can now focus on the current condition of the Philippines in terms of the issue at hand. The table below discloses the age where women had their first sexual experience. Apart from age, the table also classified it by marital status, contraceptive knowledge, residence, region, education, and their level of wealth.

Age at first sexual intercourse among young women. Source: http://dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/FR224/FR224.pdf
Age at first sexual intercourse among young women. Source: http://dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/FR224/FR224.pdf

On the other hand, the table below discloses premarital sex and the use of contraceptives among women aged 15 to 24. This is segregated among age, region, level of education and their level of wealth.

Premarital sexual intercourse and condom use among young women in 2008. Source: http://dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/FR224/FR224.pdf
Premarital sexual intercourse and condom use among young women in 2008. Source: http://dhsprogram.com/pubs/pdf/FR224/FR224.pdf
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s