Selected Findings from: The 2001 National Survey of South African Youth

Excerpts from a forthcoming report based on a national survey of South African youth ages 12-17. The survey was conducted October to November 2001 among a nationally representative sample of 2204 youth, and was designed to shed light on how South African youth view their lives today and what they think about their futures, with a particular focus on HIV/AIDS and sexual behaviour. It also provides some initial data on South African young people's awareness of, attitudes towards, and experiences with loveLife. The parents and guardians of the 12-17 year-olds were also surveyed about their views and experiences related to open communication about sex and sexuality and about loveLife.