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Ghaffari M, Rakhshanderou S, Gharlipour Z, Khalajabadi Farahani F, Ramezani T, Izadkhah F. Students' Perspective on Factors Influencing Premarital Sexual Intercourse. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2020; 30 (2) :111-119
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1- Professor, Department of Public Health, School of Health, ShahidBeheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, School of Health, ShahidBeheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Associate Professor, Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Health, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran , gharlipourz@yahoo.com.
4- Associate Professor, Department of Population, Health and Family Planning, Population Studies and Research Centre in Asia and the Pacific, Tehran, Iran
5- PhD Candidatein Gerontology, Department of Aging, University of Social Welfare and RehabilitationSciences,Tehran, Iran
6- MSc Student in Health Education &Promotion, Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Health, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran
Abstract:   (844 Views)
Introduction: Early initiation of sex increases the risks of unprotected sex, multiple partners,
and sexually transmitted infections. The effective factors of premarital sexual intercourse
have not been widely studied.

Objective: This study aimed at identifying environmental factors influencing premarital
sexual intercoursefromthe Iranian youths’ perspective.

Materials and Methods: Using a qualitative content analysis method, we carried out on
students of the Payame Noor University of Shiraz, Iran. A total of 30 single male and
female students were selected using a purposive sampling method. Semi-structured
interviews were used to collect data. The obtained data were analyzed via thematic
analysis. Participation in the study was voluntary with informed consent.

Results: Seven teen subjects were male, and 13 were female. Analysis of the transcripts
yielded 5 main categories: Culture, Cocio-economic status, Family, Media, and Friends, and
Peers. The sub-categories were acculturation, cultural norms, economic problems, heavy
dowry, availability of unhealthy options, family support, family values and norms, control and
supervision, parent-child relationship, satellite, Internet, friends,and peer pressure, and lack
of resistance to peer and friends’ influence.

Conclusion:The educational programs and interventions should emphasize the role of cultural
factors and family support and monitoring by families to help correct sexual orientation and
healthy behaviors among adolescents. Furthermore, training programs should consider the
negative impacts of western media and the effects of peer pressure on the formation and
correction of premarital sexual behavior
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Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/03/30 | Accepted: 2020/03/30 | Published: 2020/03/30

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