UK Data Service series record for:

National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles

Series abstract

The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL) was first conducted in 1990-1991 and then repeated (NATSAL II) in 2000. The main objectives were to provide a detailed understanding of patterns of sexual behaviour in Britain (including for example, numbers of sexual partners, frequency of different sexual practices, and homosexual experience); to provide data for HIV/AIDS projections in Britain; assess changes in behaviour since NATSAL I and measure the prevalence of chlamydia trachomatis infection. A third wave, NATSAL III, was conducted in 2010, but is not yet held at the UK Data Archive.

Data access

GN 33353  |  National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles, 1990-

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Related studies:

Discrimination Against Gay Men and Lesbians, 1993 (SN 3553)
Towards Better Sexual Health: a Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles of Young People in Northern Ireland, 2000-2002 (SN 6145)

Related case studies:

What predicts repeat abortions among the women of Britain?
Are traditional relationship desires and values still important to young adults?

Related support guides:

Measuring Sexual Behaviour and Risk (Survey Question Bank Topic Overview 1)
Search for variables and questions from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles.

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