Relationship Attitudes concerning Sexual Behavior towards Risky Sexual Behavior of Sexual Transmitted Infections among Male Adolescents in Indonesia (IDHS Analysis 2017)

Helda Helda, Nurul Muchlisa


There has been an increase in cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as HIV/AIDS worldwide, especially in Indonesia. Several studies on adolescent behavior, especially the male as the main predictor, reported an increase in cases of STIs due to risky sexual behavior. Therefore, this study aimed to show the relationship between attitudes, sexual behaviour and the risks of STIs among male adolescents in Indonesia based on the Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey (IDHS) data in 2017. This was a cross-sectional study which involved 10,547 male adolescents using the total sampling method according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Furthermore, data were analyzed using a complex sample logistic regression test. It was found that the proportion of risky sexual behavior of STIs was 10.0% of which 29.8% male adolescents had an agreeable attitude. The complex sample logistic regression showed a p-value of 0.018 and a POR of 1.135. In conclution, male adolescents with an agreeable attitude are able to improve the risk of engaging in risky sexual behaviors of STIs


attitudes, Indonesia, male adolescents, risky sexual behavior, sexually transmitted infections



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