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Table 2 Conversations with parents and desire to know more

From: Relationships, love and sexuality: what the Filipino teens think and feel

TOPICS Talked to parents "quite a lot" or "a lot" * Want to know more
  Males Females   Males Females  
  n (%) n (%) p§ n (%) n (%) p§
Topics related to Biology       
Girls' physical changes (menstruation, breast ...) 90 (9.0) 1161 (59.9) <0.001 423 (44.0) 1454 (81.1) <0.001
Boys' physical changes (beard, wet dreams ...) 204 (18.8) 174 (10.7) <0.001 695 (67.9) 759 (47.5) <0.001
AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections 235 (21.7) 491 (25.7) 0.026 811 (78.7) 1496 (83.3) 0.007
Pregnancy, the beginning of life 251 (23.9) 800 (41.7) <0.001 672 (66.8) 1530 (85.3) <0.001
Condoms and methods of contraception 110 (10.2) 211 (11.1) 0.474 721 (70.5) 1126 (63.1) <0.001
Topics related to character and emotions       
How to know when I will be ready to start dating 224 (20.6) 671 (34.9) <0.001 762 (74.5) 1436 (80.3) 0.002
How to know when I will be ready to have sex 110 (10.2) 254 (13.4) 0.022 673 (65.5) 991 (55.7) <0.001
What "falling in love" means 278 (25.7) 648 (33.9) <0.001 872 (85.2) 1627 (89.8) 0.001
How to continue going out with a person without having sexual relationships 181 (16.8) 509 (26.7) <0.001 746 (72.6) 1420 (79.6) <0.001
How to know if the person I am dating is the right one to share my future life with 281 (26.0) 702 (36.8) <0.001 839 (81.4) 1583 (87.8) <0.001
How to better manage my feelings and emotions 363 (33.5) 883 (46.1) <0.001 897 (86.9) 1714 (94.4) <0.001
How to better manage my sexual drive/passion 133 (12.3) 291 (15.4) 0.036 741 (72.2) 1170 (65.9) 0.002
How to tell the difference between desire, sexual attraction and love 185 (17.1) 469 (24.7) <0.001 859 (83.0) 1571 (86.6) 0.023
  1. * Respondents marking the 4th or the 5th answer option in the question "I have talked to my parents about ...", with a five-point Likert scale labeled from a low "Nothing" to a high "A lot" score.
  2. Respondents saying they would like to know more about each topic.
  3. Proportions are calculated using denominators that range from 961 to 1085 (males) and from 1597 to 1937 (females) because some items were not responded by some participants.
  4. § p value of the adjusted Wald test taking into account the clustered sampling scheme.