Youth Sexuality 2015. Repeat Survey
They are sexually active and are good with contraception. These two factors characterize the 14–17 and 18–25-year-olds today. Cultural differences exist depending on background. All this is revealed by the current results of the new BZgA study ‘Youth Sexuality 2015’, which was presented in Berlin on 12 November 2015.
Sexual and social relationships among 19–25-year-old male and female students
The sexual and relationship behaviour of young, academically educated men and women is the focal point of the current study. Commissioned by the BZgA, the Institut für Sexualforschung und Forensische Psyiatrie at the University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf is examining the reproductive behaviour as well as the effects of the ‘new media’ on the sexual socialization of young, highly educated adults.
Studies of life histories and family planning
For more than 15 years now it has been one of the research focuses of BZgA to investigate the causes and decision-making processes governing how women and men deal with the issues of wanting children, pregnancy and terminations.The Sozialwissenschaftliche FrauenForschungsInstitut in Freiburg (SoFFI F.), headed by Prof. Cornelia Helfferich, has been conducting studies commis- sioned by the BZgA about the family planning in women and men’s lives since 1998. These studies have been entitled ‘women’s lives’ and ‘men’s lives’.
18% of the female population in Germany have a migrant background. More than one fifth of these women are aged between 20 and 44 and thus at an age when family planning and family formation are current issues. Since there is little in the way of fundamental knowledge regarding family formation, contraception and pregnancy termination in this (by place of origin) heterogeneous group, the BZgA commissioned the study “women’s lives: family planning and migration in women’s lives”.
Work and a desire for children, contraception and family planning, reconciliation problems and deferring starting a family: are these all women’s issues? At least in public discourse and research it still looks that way. “Men’s lives” is one of the still rather rare studies investigating the role of men in matters relating to family planning and starting a family. 1,500 men aged between 25 and 54 were interviewed.