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Changes in the sexual behavior of young people

Following the Sexual Revolution of the 1960s, many relevant changes in the behavior of young people happened. Sexual life initiates earlier and has become similar between genders. Modern contraception is more and more diffused together with the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. The new patterns of sexual behavior are linked to shifts that occurred in young people's life courses, as well as to changes in the educational system and intergenerational relationships. This collection provides new empirical evidence on sexual life in youth, including specific aspects such as at-risk behaviour, contraception, virginity, sexual satisfaction, sexual harassment, the role of peers and parents, and that of religion and the social norms. It also addresses issues of data collection and methods of analysis.

Edited by: Marcantonio Caltabiano, University of Messina, Italy

                 Alessandra De-Rose, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

                 Maria Castiglioni, University of Padova, Italy 


Changes in the sexual behaviour of young people: introduction
Caltabiano, M., Castiglioni, M. & De-Rose, A.
Genus 76, 38 (2020)
Published: 26 November 2020

Original Article

Catching up! The sexual behaviour and opinions of Italian students (2000–2017)
Minello, A., Caltabiano, M., Dalla-Zuanna, G. & Vignoli, D.

Genus 76, 16 (2020) 
Published: 15 July 2020

Original Article

Thinking as the others do: persistence and conformity of sexual double standard among young Italians
Migheli, M. & Pronzato, C.

Genus 76, 25 (2020)
Published: 24 August 2020

Original Article

The “dating game”: age differences at first sex of college students in Italy
Carella, M., García-Pereiro, T., Pace, R., Pace, R. & Paterno, A.
Genus 76, 23 (2020)
Published: 24 August 2020

Original Article

"Like a virgin". Correlates of virginity among Italian university students
Stranges, M. & Vignoli, D.

Genus 76, 12 (2020)
Published: 16 June 2020

Original Article

Religiosity differences in the transition to first intercourse before age 18 among Polish students
Wróblewska, W.

Genus 76, 14 (2020)
Published: 08 July 2020

Original Article

Sexual satisfaction among Italian university students
Terzera, L., Rimoldi, S.M.L. & Barbiano di Belgiojoso, E.

Genus 76, 29 (2020)
Published: 15 September 2020

Original Article

Who is at risk? Gendered psychological correlates in Italian students’ sexual risk profiles
Pirani, E. & Matera, C.

Genus 76, 11 (2020)
Published: 10 June 2020

Original Article

Adolescent sexual behaviour and academic performance of Italian students
Lanari, D., Mangiavacchi, L. & Pasqualini, M.

Genus 76, 21 (2020)
Published: 06 August 2020

Original Article

Sexual violence victimisation among university students in Italy: a gendered intersectional quantitative approach
Ortensi, L.E. & Farina, P.

Genus 76, 30 (2020)
Published: 17 September 2020

Original Article

Sexual behavioural differences and risk-taking differences among born-abroad and native university students in Italy
Gabrielli, G., Paterno, A. & Strozza, S.

Genus 76, 17 (2020)
Published: 23 July 2020

Original Article

Parent-child communication about sex and romantic feelings: does having older siblings make a difference?
Pasqualini, M. & De-Rose, A.
Genus 76, 24 (2020)
Published: 24 August 2020

Original Article

Changes in young women’s contraceptive use in the Netherlands: findings from three sex under the age of 25 surveys​​​​​
Marra, E., Meijer, S. & de Graaf, H.

Genus 76, 7 (2020)
Published: 24 May 2020

Original Article

Premarital sex and pregnancy in Greater Jakarta
O’Donnell, J., Utomo, I.D. & McDonald, P.

Genus 76, 13 (2020)
Published: 22 June 2020