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Table 3 Students' preferred point of reference for advice about sexual health

From: Exposure to and opinions towards sex education among adolescent students in Mumbai: A cross-sectional survey

Point of reference for advice Total (n = 424) Males (n = 131) Females (n = 293)
I don't want advice 27 (6.3%) 15 (11.4%) 12 (4.1%)
Doctor 270 (63.2%) 88 (66.7%) 182 (61.7%)
Friend 155 (36.3%) 42 (31.8%) 113 (38.3%)
Family planning clinic 102 (23.9%) 33 (25%) 69 (23.4%)
Parent/guardian 106 (24.8%) 12 (9.1%) 94 (31.9%)
Other family member 45 (10.5%) 6 (4.5%) 39 (13.2%)
School teacher 101 (23.7%) 21 (15.9%) 80 (27.1%)
School nurse 23 (5.4%) 6 (4.5%) 17 (5.8%)
Nurse at doctor's surgery 40 (9.4%) 8 (6.1%) 32 (10.8%)
Other 8 (1.9%) 0 8 (2.7%)