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More than a quarter of India's youngsters have premarital sex

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 10 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:575
  1. Rohit Sharma
  1. Mumbai

    A quarter to a third of India's young people indulge in premarital sex, a new study conducted by the National Institute of Health and Family Welfare and suppressed by India's health ministry, has said.

    The study, coordinated by V K Tewari, surveyed premarital sexuality and unmet contraceptive needs among school and college students, young working men and women, and young people aged 15–24 years living in slums in Delhi and Lucknow. It concludes that premarital sex varies from 17% among schoolchildren to …

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