More than half of Swedish women between the ages of 16 and 29 have been subjected to sexual assaults or harassment, studies reported by officials as being "a major public health problem".
- 57 percent of women between 16 and 29 years old claim that they have been abused or harassed
- The study found that most women in Sweden and men are satisfied with their sex lives
- The Public Health Agency interviewed about 50,000 Sweden for the report
More than half of Swedish women between the ages of 16 and 29 claim to have been sexually assaulted or harassed, a new study on Sweden's sex habits reveals.
The Swedish Public Health Agency claimed that this is a & # 39; major public health issue & # 39; is that needs to be addressed.
Officials interviewed around 50,000 Swedes between the ages of 16 to 84 years.
The report found that while most people are satisfied with their sex lives, 42 percent of women claim to be sexually harassed, compared to nine percent of men.
According to the report, 57 percent of Swedish women between the ages of 16 and 29 are victims of sexual harassment and 55 percent are sexually abused (Stock image)
39 percent of women and nine percent of men say they have been sexually assaulted.
The problem is greater in young people because 57 percent of women between the ages of 16 and 29 are sexually intimidated.
55 percent of women in the same age group claim that they were subjected to a form of assault.
& # 39; This is a major public health issue and this type of behavior needs to be stopped & # 39; said Louise Mannheimer, head of the Swedish Public Health Agency's sexual health unit.
The problem of abuse and harassment is even more common among the LGBT community (Stock image)
The study also found that 11 percent of women were victims of an attempted rape.
This problem is even more prevalent among the LGBT community, since 30 percent of lesbians and ten percent of gay men say they have experienced a rape attempt.
The Public Health Agency came to the conclusion that women attending primary education are more often subjected to intimidation or violence than women with a higher education.
The study looked extensively at the current state of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Sweden and it appeared that most people are happy with their sex lives.
The study of sex habits in Sweden also revealed that 11 percent of women were victims of an attempted rape (Stock image)
& # 39; The results show that the majority of the Swedish population is satisfied with their sex life, considers sex important and has had sex in the past year & # 39; said the report.
Three quarters of Swedish men and women have sex at least & # 39; a few times & # 39; according to the study.
The research also adds that 16 percent of women and 17 percent of men have sex several times a week.
The end results show a difference in age groups, because the most satisfied people are women and men between 30 and 44 years old.
Those who report the most dissatisfaction are young men from 16 to 29 years and both men and women from 65 to 84 years.
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