The survey also found that a significant number of youths thought protection during sex was unnecessary. There's a lot more to be done,” Matias Caride, marketing director of Reckitt Beckinser Malaysia and Singapore, said during the survey's unveiling here.
The survey, which interviewed 1,071 youths between 18 and 29 nationwide, was conducted by Durex and Perspective Strategies with the support of the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development.
On the subject of pregnancy, close to half of those interviewed had sufficient knowledge on protection with 42 per cent believing withdrawal before ejaculation is effective in preventing pregnancy.
More than half of the respondents also thought that a woman can get pregnant even when having intercourse during her period, and 77 per cent of the respondents who didn't know were women.
It also found that one out 10 Malaysians believe douching can help prevent pregnancy.
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Suarez, Munir strikes edge Barcelona closer to Super Cup Marketing director of Reckitt Beckinser Malaysia and Singapore Matias Caride speaks at the launch of the Malaysian Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health survey in Kuala Lumpur.
― Picture by Choo Choy May KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 ― Putrajaya’s abstinence-focused sex education module has so far failed to help raise awareness of safe sex among a majority of youths, the Malaysian Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) survey revealed.
Despite the introduction of SRH education in schools, the survey found that pregnancy myths remain prevalent with many admitting to not knowing the importance of protection to prevent pregnancy.
“We need to go according to the module and their age.
Most importantly [it] is to teach them to know their body…