Dating behaviors of adolecents in asia

Dating and romantic relationships are a normal, yet essential, part of life during the adolescent and early adult years.

In general, however, contraceptive prevalence is lower in South Asia than in Southeast Asia.

Using a foundation of social exchange theory, the analyses illustrate the differences between the dating attitudes and expectations of Chinese women and men.

Per traditional expectations, both sexes place a low priority on sexual behaviors, yet more progressive attitudes and behaviors are also evident.

CONTEXT: Adolescents constitute a large and growing proportion of many Asian populations; thus, their knowledge and use of contraceptives have major implications for both public health and population growth.

METHODS: Data from Demographic and Health Surveys, other national surveys and studies conducted during the last decade are used to examine the contraceptive behaviors of Asian adolescents.

Dating behaviors of adolecents in asia