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Table 3 Associations between number of sexual dysfunctionsa and other domains of sexual health among youth

From: Sexual dysfunction among youth: an overlooked sexual health concern

  Nr of sexual dysfunctions
Females n = 842 Males n = 642
None 1 >1 p None 1 >1 p
Intercourse frequency last 4 weeks     0.41     0.34
   None 18% 15% 18%   22% 20% 38%  
   1-4 acts 23% 29% 32%   23% 27% 21%  
   5-9 acts 18% 16% 17%   14% 19% 16%  
   10 + acts 41% 39% 33%   41% 34% 25%  
Sexual satisfaction     <0.001     <0.001
   Very satisfied 74% 53% 36%   54% 44% 29%  
   Rather satisfied 22% 40% 51%   39% 51% 46%  
   Not very satisfied 3% 5% 8%   5% 3% 18%  
Not at all satisfied 1% 2% 5%   2% 2% 6%  
   Forced sex last 12 months 1% 3% 5% 0.27 4% 6% 4% 0.55
   STI last 5 years 1% 2% 4% 0.09 1% 0% 2% 0.50
   Ever unintended pregnancy 11% 6% 15% 0.05 7% 8% 19% 0.07
  Nr of sexual dysfunctions hindering sexuality
Females n = 842 Males n = 642
None 1 >1 p None 1 >1 p
Intercourse frequency last 4 weeks     0.82     0.002
   None 18% 15% 17%   22% 23% 53%  
   1-4 acts 27% 25% 32%   22% 48% 10%  
   5-9 acts 18% 18% 15%   15% 11% 16%  
   10 + acts 38% 43% 35%   41% 18% 21%  
Sexual satisfaction     <0.001     <0.001
   Very satisfied 69% 47% 24%   53% 26% 17%  
   Rather satisfied 27% 47% 57%   40% 63% 50%  
   Not very satisfied 3% 5% 13%   5% 11% 17%  
   Not at all satisfied 1% 1% 7%   2% 0% 16%  
Forced sex last 12 months 2% 4% 4% 0.48 4% 4% 0% 0.81
   STI last 5 years 2% 2% 4% 0.25 1% 0% 0% 0.76
   Ever unintended pregnancy 10% 9% 16% 0.21 7% 9% 37% <0.001
  1. a Sexual dysfunctions include: pain during intercourse, lack of sexual desire, problems reaching orgasm, lack of pleasure during intercourse