Dataset: LBG200501: Sexuality and Gender


On topics of women’s and men’s sexual and reproductive health there are only few empirical data in Austria. This study takes an inventory of the existing data and has the aim of creating an empirical data stock on selected topics of sexual and reproductive health. The main topics are relationships, sexual behaviour, contraception and the desire to have children.

The central question of this study is whether there are gender-specific differences concerning the different aspects of sexual and reproductive health, especially the aspects on the topics relationships, sexuality, attitude towards contraception and the desire to have children. Also different phases of life as well as age groups, the level of education and regional aspects were taken into account.  

- relationships (type and duration of the relationship; number of previous relationships, self-assessment of the quality of the relationship)
- sexual satisfaction and overall satisfaction with life
- sexual education (important persons and media for sexual education; knowledge on topics concerning sexual and reproductive health)
- menarche and first sexual encounter (subjective experience of the menarche; age and contraception used at the time of the first sexual encounter; reasons, of no contraception had been used)
- contraception method used at the time of the interview (in different age groups; reasons, of no contraception was used; responsibility for contraception in a relationship; popularity and use of the morning-after pill)
- desire to have children, voluntary and unwanted childlessness (desired and actual number of children; reason if there is no (further) desire to have children; frequency of unfulfilled desire to have children)
- pregnancy and birth (frequency of pregnancies, pregnancy termination, miscarriage and premature birth; frequency of postnatal depression)
- characteristics of sexual behaviour (number of partners; use of condoms with new partners; number of affairs; frequency and satisfaction with the sexual intercourse; frequency of sexual problems)
- frequency of menopausal symptoms and use of hormone replacement therapy
- attitude towards controversial sexual questions (pre-marital sex, affairs, homosexuality, lesbian sexuality, pregnancy termination and abortion)
- frequency of experiences with same-sex partners
- frequency of HIV test
- experiences of sexual abuse during childhood
- experiences with sexual harassment at work

Variable Groups

Document Description

Full Title

LBG200501: Sexuality and Gender


Gender-Related Aspects of Sexuality and Reproductive Health in Austria

Identification Number


Authoring Entity

Christian Bischof , The Austrian Social Science Data Archive


Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
The Austrian Social Science Data Archive AUSSDA


The Austrian Social Science Data Archive

Date of Production


Full Title


Study Description

Full Title

LBG200501: Sexuality and Gender


Gender-Related Aspects of Sexuality and Reproductive Health in Austria

Identification Number


Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
tit.a.o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Beate Wimmer-Puchinger Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft- Institut für Frauengesundheitsforschung


Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft - Institut für Frauengesundheitsforschung

Date of Production


Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
Annual Fund (Oesterreichischen Nationalbank - OenB)


Depositor: tit.a.o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Beate Wimmer-Puchinger

List of Keywords

Topic Classification



Geographic Coverage


Unit of Analysis



Resident population aged 15 years and older with fair german language skills

Kind of Data

Survey data


Survey period: March and April 2005

Time Method

Cross section

Data Collector

ipr Sozialforschung

Sampling Procedure

Stratified (simple) random-sample, based on communities; selection of the target subject in the household via next-birthday method

Major Deviations from the Sample Design

Underrepresentation of men who finished their apprenticeship

Mode of Data Collection

Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI)

Type of Research Instrument

Qusetionnaire with predefined categories

Characteristics of Data Collection Situation

vaild interviews:                                                   46,8 %
Refusal (target subject by him/herself or a third person):             29,8 %
Not reached (target person or houshold):     23,4 %
total (valid addresses):                                     100,0 %

Genderstructure of the interviewers:
9 male interviewers                    42,9 %
12 female Interviewers                    57,1 %
total: 21 interviewers        100,0 %

Interviews according to the gender of the interviewers:
male                       482           47,9 %
female                        525            52,1 %
total                      1.007          100,0 %
interviewer - interviewee - constellation:
male - male        174          17,3 %    
male - female          308          30,6 %
female - male          226          22,4 %
female - female           299          29,7 %
total                        1.007        100,0 %


Iterative Proportional Fitting according to gender, age education and labor-market attachment

Availability Status



Access only with permit of the dataproducer


They have to contain the designated purpose and the terms and conditions (see AUSSDA user guidelines).

Data Files Description

File Name


Overall Case Count


Overall Variable Count


Type of File

Nesstar 200801


Methodic Design


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