For all statistic lovers out there, here's a new study called the Face of Global Sex 2009 by Durex.
The report compares several eastern Europe states (Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia) and tries to determine whether their young inhabitants feel they need more
sex and relationships education than they have received and what factors influence this perception.
The report shows a not very surprising fact: young people are turning to the Internet in search of answers, but the services have yet to improve and don't satisfy the needs for adequate information (surprise, surprise).
However, for all other sources of sex and relationships education, significant differences were detected. This was especially true in the case of the Internet. Respondents that rely on the Internet to learn about sex are 113 per cent more likely to demonstrate a need for further sex and relationships education. This result is highly significant as it may suggest that, even though a large proportion of young people in Eastern Europe search the web for sexual content and issues, they do not trust this source to give them accurate information from which they can develop good sexual health behaviour.
The report series Face of Global Sex was started in 2005 with a focus on the factors that make unprotected sex more likely.
More information and the report may be found at the Durex Network.