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Table 2 Relationship with the partner and the use of contraception at first intercourse before age 18 (% of respondents who had their FSI before their 18th birthday)

From: Religiosity differences in the transition to first intercourse before age 18 among Polish students

  2001 2013
  Religion is important Religion is fairly important Religion is of little or no importance Total Religion is important Religion is fairly important Religion is of little or no importance Total
Contraception at FSI
None 17.5 10.6 6.6 10.8 8.0 7.1 6.9 7.2
Condom 73.5 77.5 84.6 78.2 79.5 78.1 83.1 80.3
Pill 5.9 6.7 4.7 6.1 5.7 5.3 4.4 5.0
Another method 2.9 4.2 3.7 3.9 5.7 8.9 5.0 6.7
Not sure 0.2 1.0 0.4 0.8 1.1 0.6 0.6 0.7
Steady relationship at FSI
Males 87.5 88.6 85.3 87.2 61.5 49.0 55.2 54.2
Females 97.2 98.3 92.3 96.9 88.7 81.8 79.6 82.6
Not in a steady relationship at FSIa
Males 12.5 11.4 14.7 12.8 38.5 51.0 44.8 45.8
Females 2.8 1.7 7.7 3.1 11.3 18.2 20.4 17.4
  1. aThose not in a steady relationship at FSI described their partner as “someone I knew, but we weren’t having a steady relationship” or “we had only just met”