RSVP Study

Research status

Completed

Overview of Study

A change in the pattern of long-term partnering in Australia is leading to increasing numbers of women re-entering the dating market and online dating sites are an increasing source of potential partners. Given that notification rates for sexually transmissible infections (STIs) are rising in older as well as younger women, this internet-based study was set-up to compare the knowledge, practices and attitudes to STIs of women aged 40 years and above with a younger group of women. The study also looked at the use and knowledge of contraceptive methods.

Published articles

When online becomes offline: attitudes to safer sex practices in older and younger women using an Australian internet dating service. 

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