The survey has been conducted by Mumbai-based International Institute for Population Sciences as mandated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
New Delhi: A report of the National Family Health Survey has revealed that women have more sex partners than men in 11 states and Union Territories (UTs) in India. The National Family Health Survey was carried out among 1.1 lakh women and one lakh men from across the country and it has disclosed that number of sex partners on average for women is higher than men in several states and UTs.
The National Family Health Survey-5 had taken place during 2019 to 2021 in which as many as 707 districts from 28 states and eight UTs were taken into consideration.
According to the report, the states and UTs where women have more sex partners than men are Rajasthan, Haryana, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu. In these states, there are highest number of women who had on an average 3.1 sex partners.
In these UTs and states, men had on average 1.8 sex partners which is quite low in comparison to the women. The survey has further revealed that four per cent men have sexual intercourse with someone who was neither their spouse or lived with. For women the number stood as 0.5 per cent.
Mumbai-based International Institute for Population Sciences has conducted the survey as mandated by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The report also provides data by socio-economic and other background characteristics which is useful for policy formulation and effective programme implementation.