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Table 3 Beliefs and Norms towards sexuality; by sex; all respondents

From: Reproductive health and quality of life of young Burmese refugees in Thailand

  Male Female Total
Do you believe it's alright for unmarried boys and girls to meet (n = 214) (n = 182) (n = 396)
- yes 150 (70.1) 96 (52.7) 246 (62.1)
- no 15 (7) 14 (7.7) 29 (7.3)
- DK 49 (22.9) 72 (39.6) 121 (30.6)
Do you believe it's alright for unmarried boys and girls to kiss, hug and touch (n = 210) (n = 182) (n = 392)
-Yes 122 (58.1) 78 (42.9) 200 (51)
-No 37 (17.6) 52 (28.6) 89 (22.7)
-DK 51 (24.3) 52 (28.6) 103 (26.3)
Do you think it is OK if unmarried youth have sex if they love each other (n = 213) (n = 182) (n = 395)
-Yes 97 (45.5) 52 (28.6) 149 (37.7)
-No 47 (22.1) 63 (34.6) 110 (27.8)
-DK 69 (32.4) 67 (36.8) 136 (34.4)
Is it OK if sometimes a boy force a girl to have sex if he loves her (n = 214) (n = 182) (n = 396)
-Yes 65 (30.4) 60 (33) 125 (31.6)
-No 40 (18.7) 41 (22.5) 81 (20.4)
-DK 109 (50.9) 81 (44.5) 190 (48)
  (n = 214) (n = 182) (n = 396)
Do you think most girls who have had sex before marriage regret it?    
-yes 91 (42.5) 93 (51.1) 184 (46.5)
-no 11 (5.1) 4 (2.2) 15 (3.8)
-DK 112 (52.3) 85 (46.7) 197 (49.7)
Do you think most boys who have had sex before marriage regrets it? (n = 211) (n = 180) (n = 391)
-yes 92 (43.6) 73 (40.6) 165 (42.2)
-no 18 (8.5) 14 (7.8) 32 (8.2)
-DK 101 (47.9) 93 (51.6) 194 (49.6)
Do you believe girls should remain virgin until marriage? (n = 214) (n = 181) (n = 395)
-yes 103 (48.1) 103 (56.9) 206 (52.1)
-no 23 (10.7) 7 (3.9) 30 (7.6)
-DK 88 (41.1) 71 (39.2) 159 (40.3)
Do you believe boys should remain virgin until marriage (n = 208) (n = 180) (n = 388)
-yes 109 (52.4) 103 (57.2) 212 (54.6)
-no 22 (10.6) 8 (4.4) 30 (7.7)
-DK 77 (37) 69 (38.3) 146 (37.6)
Is it justifiable for a boy to hit his girlfriend (n = 208) (n = 182) (n = 390)
-yes 37 (17.8) 27 (14.8) 64 (16.4)
-no 61 (29.3) 58 (31.9) 119 (30.5)
-DK 110 (52.9) 97 (53.3) 207 (53.1)
Men need sex more frequently than women (n = 211) (n = 181) (n = 392)
-yes 70 (33.2) 55 (30.3) 125 (31.9)
-no 12 (5.7) 9 (5) 21 (5.3)
-DK 129 (61.1) 117 (64.7) 246 (62.8)
Do you think that one night stands are OK (n = 213) (n = 182) (n = 395)
-yes 12 (5.6) 4 (2.2) 16 (4.1)
-no 117 (54.9) 101 (55.5) 218 (55.2)
-DK 84 (39.4) 77 (42.3) 161 (40.7)