Premarital sex is sexual activity practiced by people before they are married. Historically, premarital sex was considered a moral issue which was taboo in many cultures and considered a sin by a number of religions, but since about the s , it has become more widely accepted, especially in Western countries. Until the s,  "premarital sex" referred to sexual relations between two people prior to marrying each other. The term was used instead of fornication , which had negative connotations,  and was closely related to the concept and approval of virginity , which is sexual abstinence until marriage.
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Family is an important environment that is associated with a range of social and emotional behaviors of children. Twenty-six single males and females of years who were living in Isfahan participated in this qualitative research study. The participants had begun to have some form of sexual activities. Twelve other participants including parents, teachers, school counselors, clinical psychologists, family counselors, and health care providers also took part in the study. Data collection method was based on semi-structured interview and observing the sexual actions and interactions of youths at different levels. In order to analyze the data, the researcher used constant comparison analysis of investigation.
Premarital sexual relationships: Explanation of the actions and functions of family
Metrics details. Youth who begin early pre-marital sexual activity are more likely to be engaged in unsafe sex. Early sexual debut puts them at increased risk for acquiring or transmitting sexually transmitted infections, including HIV; and makes them highly vulnerable to unwanted pregnancy and its consequences. This study was conducted to assess premarital sexual practices and its predictors among in-school youths in North West Ethiopia.
Metrics details. Premarital sex is voluntary sexual intercourse between unmarried persons. Prevalence and factors associated with premarital sexual practice in the study area are lacking.