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Table 4 Associations between sex-specific sexual dysfunctions and other dimensions of sexual health among youth

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

  Females
N=842
Males
N=642
  Vaginal dryness Problems of erection Premature ejaculation
Yes No p Yes No p Yes No p
Intercourse frequency last 4 weeks    0.54    0.33    0.78
 No acts 13% 17%   32% 22%   26% 22%  
 1-4 acts 32% 26%   29% 23%   25% 23%  
 5-9 acts 21% 17%   17% 15%   13% 15%  
 10 acts+ 35% 39%   22% 40%   36% 40%  
Sexual satisfaction    0.12    0.02    0.09
 Very satisfied 45% 61%   39% 51%   41% 53%  
 Rather satisfied 43% 33%   40% 42%   50% 40%  
 Not very satisfied 6% 5%   12% 5%   8% 5%  
 Not at all satisfied 4% 2%   9% 3%   2% 2%  
 Forced sex last 12 months 3% 3% 0.69 1% 4% 0.22 4% 4% 0.84
 STI in the last 5 years 1% 2% 0.30 3% 1% 0.20 1% 1% 0.94
 Ever unintended pregnancy 14% 10% 0.31 7% 8% 0.74 7% 8% 0.63
  Vaginal dryness hindering sexuality Problems of erection hindering sexuality Premature ejaculation hindering sexuality
Yes No p Yes No p Yes No p
Intercourse frequency last 4 weeks    0.79    0.18    0.32
 No acts 14% 17%   38% 22%   33% 22%  
 1-4 acts 31% 27%   39% 23%   23% 24%  
 5-9 acts 21% 17%   0% 15%   13% 15%  
 10 acts+ 34% 39%   23% 39%   31% 40%  
Sexual satisfaction    0.18    0.02    0.04
 Very satisfied 46% 61%   31% 51%   37% 52%  
 Rather satisfied 43% 33%   41% 42%   50% 41%  
 Not very satisfied 7% 5%   15% 5%   12% 5%  
 Not at all satisfied 5% 2%   13% 2%   2% 2%  
 Forced sex last 12 months 3% 2% 0.58 3% 4% 0.69 0% 5% 0.15
 STI in the last 5 years 0% 2% 0.24 0% 1% 0.72 2% 1% 0.34
 Ever unintended pregnancy 11% 11% 0.96 3% 8% 0.25 7% 8% 0.76