Edited by: Vikas Mavi
20 August, 2022 (New Delhi): Recently, a survey on national family health was conducted across India, and the results are sure to surprise you. The purpose of the survey was to collect socioeconomic and other background information that is crucial for developing policies and implementing welfare programs. This year’s survey brought out some interesting insights. As per the results, women have had more sexual partners than males in at least 11 Indian states. These included men who weren’t their husbands or live-in partners.
Which are the 11 states?
Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Chandigarh, Assam, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, and Tamil Nadu are the states and UTs in question. Rajasthan had the most women, with an average of 3.1 sex partners compared to 1.8 for men.
What is the sample size of the survey?
More than one lakh men and one lakh women participated in the National Family Health Survey. It revealed that in several states and union territories, women had more sex partners on average than men. Rajasthan came in first place with an average of 3.1 sex partners compared to 1.8 for men.
However, in the earlier studies, 4% of men reported having sex with someone who was neither their spouse nor their live-in partner. Whereas the proportion of such women was 0.5 %. The 5th iteration of the National Family Health Survey was carried out between 2019 and 21 and included 707 districts throughout 28 states and 8 UTs.