However, the predominant focus has been on vaginal intercourse
, whereas in reality teenagers engage in a variety of different sexual activities.
"In the first case, the woman told me her husband of 20 years would have vaginal intercourse
with her only when he wanted to get her pregnant.
As in many parts of the world HIV prevention messaging has been focussed on heterosexuals, there are people who think to have anal sex to protect from HIV infection because of the notion that unprotected vaginal intercourse
is the chief cause of the HIV infection.
Overall, 57% of teen females aged 15-19 years reported never having engaged in vaginal intercourse
, a significant increase compared with 49% in 1995.
It has been the generally accepted practice to instruct patients not to place anything in the vagina, and to avoid vaginal intercourse
, for at least 6 weeks after the cervix has been removed--regardless of the route of removal.
Just one in four acts of vaginal intercourse
are condom-protected in the United States (one in three among singles), says Michael Reece, director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
New results show that an antiretroviral vaginal gel can partially prevent HIV infection transmitted by vaginal intercourse
. Other research studies that use antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to prevent HIV infection are currently in the pipeline, with the results expected soon.
Nevertheless, although the general consensus appears to be that vaginal intercourse
constitutes sex, (2) classification of other forms of sexual expression has been inconsistent.
That may be because the artists were making what Bourget says is an important distinction between rarely shown vaginal intercourse
and other forms of sex.
In unprotected vaginal intercourse
, men can contract the virus through the inner foreskin's mucous membrane, and by eliminating that membrane through circumcision, transmission to men is reduced.
The NHSLS report excluded vaginal intercourse
from their tables "owing to the lack of notable variation in its distribution across the master status variables" (p.