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Table 4 Contraceptive methods used among sexually active unmarried youth

From: Sex knowledge, attitudes, and high-risk sexual behaviors among unmarried youth in Hong Kong

  Male Female Total Chi-square tests
Adequacy of contraceptive knowledge (n) 314 153 467 7.47
  Adequate 89.6 92.0 90.6  
  Neutral 4.6 2.2 3.6  
  Inadequate 5.7 5.8 5.7  
Frequency of contraceptive use in the past six months (n) 200 120 320 1.98
  Uses each time 49.0 49.2 49.1  
  Uses nearly each time 30.0 30.8 30.3  
  Uses more than half 9.5 10.0 9.7  
  Uses nearly half 3.0 4.2 3.4  
  Uses less than half 3.0 0.8 2.2  
  Seldom uses 5.5 5.0 5.3  
Contraceptive methods being used in the past six months (n) 183 131 314 14.35**
  Male condom 96.2 84.7 91.4  
  Female condom 1.1 3.8 2.2  
  Contraceptive pills 2.7 6.1 4.1  
  Injection - 1.5 0.6  
  Rhythm - 0.8 0.3  
  Coitus interruption - 2.3 1.0  
Reasons for no contraception (n) 129 93 222 15.24
  Have not thought of any sexual relationship before 54.3 45.2 50.5  
  Don’t want to have any contraception 6.2 5.4 5.9  
  It is shameful to buy contraceptive products 3.1 2.2 2.7  
  I am afraid that my parents notice the contraceptive product 0.8 1.1 0.9  
  I am afraid that contraception is harmful to health 0.0 3.2 1.4  
  I thought my partner is responsible for the contraception 1.6 10.8 5.4  
  I have not thought of contraception to be made 9.3 6.5 8.1  
  Sexual intercourse only within the rhythm 12.4 9.7 11.3  
  Don’t worry about getting pregnant 12.4 16.1 14.0  
  1. **p < .01.