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Table 2 Median age at first sexual intercourse by region and gender, 2000–2017

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

  Males Females
2000 2017 2000 2017
North
 Piedmont, Liguria, Aosta Valley 18.7 17.8 19.3 17.6
 Lombardy 19.2 18.8 18.8 18.4
 Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia 19.2 18.3 19.4 18.3
Centre
 Tuscany 18.2 17.7 18.4 17.3
 Emilia-Romagna, The Marches, Umbria 18.8 18.3 18.1 18.0
 Lazio, Abruzzo, Molise 19.5 17.6 19.8 17.7
South
 Campania 19.4 17.3 19.8 18.3
 Puglia, Basilicata 18.8 17.9 19.2 18.0
 Calabria 17.8 17.8 21.0 18.1
Islands
 Sicily 18.5 17.6 20.4 17.7
 Sardinia 18.3 17.9 18.8 17.3
  1. Note: Some regions are combined due to small sample sizes