Anal Intercourse Among Young Heterosexuals in Three Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinics in the United States
April 23, 2009
The researchers designed the current study to examine factors associated with heterosexual anal intercourse (AI).
AI with last partner was associated with sex toy use [AOR 5.6 (2.63-12.0)] and having concurrent partners [AOR 2.2 (1.21-4.11)] among men. Among women, AI with last partner was associated with sex within a week of meeting [AOR 2.4 (1.28-4.37)], believing the partner was concurrent [AOR 1.9 (1.12-3.22)], and sex toy use [AOR 5.7 (2.31-14.0)]. Prevalent vaginal and urethral sexually transmitted infections were not associated with AI.
"Many young heterosexuals attending [STD] clinics reported AI, which was associated with other sexual risk behaviors, suggesting a confluence of risks of HIV infection," the authors concluded.
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04.2009; Vol. 36; No. 4: P. 193-198; Pamina M. Gorbach, M.H.S., Dr.P.H.; Lisa E. Manhart, Ph.D.; Kristen L. Hess, M.P.H.; Bradley P. Stoner, M.D., Ph.D.; David H. Martin, M.D.; King K. Holmes, M.D., Ph.D.
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