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Table 1 Median age at certain behaviours by gender, 2000–2017

From: Catching up! The sexual behaviour and opinions of Italian students (2000–2017)

Year Males Females
2000 2017 2000 2017
First sexual intercourse 18.9 17.9 19.2 18.0
First sexual non complete experience 15.5 15.5 16.5 16.5
Entry into the first couple relationship 16.5 16.2 15.8 15.8
  1. Note: For the first intercourse and the first couple relationship, participants were asked to recall the month and year. The age at these two events is calculated as the distance from the month/year of birth. In contrast, for the first sexual non complete experience, participants were only asked to recall the age (in years)