Erlich (1966:p144-73) provides an analysis of growing up in Yugoslav villages. By imitation, love songs are sung “long before they have any personal interest in the other sex”. On the whole the adolescent is “conditioned” for avoidance.
Stankovicet al. (1993) found that by the 16th year of life, 8.6% of secondary school girls and 36.8% of boys experienced coitus, while 48% of the girls and 72% of the boys experienced intimate caressing with the opposite sex. In 1990 Vojvodina, mean of the age of women at sexarche (intercourse) was 19.088 +/- 2.495 years, the median being 18.964. The interval between mean menarche and sexarche ages was 5.6 years, smaller in the urban (5.0) than in the rural environment (6.4).
got from different forms of mass-media (63.65%) and through communication with friends (50.58%). The communication with parents (5%) and experts (1%) is poor. According to their opinion, 69% have enough knowledge about sexuality and 62% about contraception, but 75.77% want further education from experts. 90% participated in some kind of sexual activity by the age of 18, and 84.3% had sexual intercourse for the first time at the age of 15.55 years, on average.
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