Correlates of Heterosexual Anal Intercourse Among at-Risk Adolescents and Young Adults
July 27, 2009
In the current study, the researchers sought to identify factors associated with anal sex among adolescents and young adults. Among members of this population reporting recent unprotected sex, the authors examined demographic, behavioral, relationship context, attitudinal, substance use and mental health correlates of recent heterosexual anal intercourse.
"Our findings document the prevalence of heterosexual anal intercourse among adolescents and young adults who had recent unprotected sex," the authors concluded. "Among females, the variables associated with anal intercourse relate to the context and power balance of sexual relationships. Different influences for males and females suggest different foci for interventions."
American Journal of Public Health
06.2009; Vol 99, No. 6; Celia M. Lescano, PhD; Christopher D. Houck, PhD; Larry K. Brown, MD; Glenn Doherty, BA; Ralph J. DiClemente, PhD; M. Isabel Fernandez, PhD; David Pugatch, MD; William E. Schlenger, PhD; Barbara J. Silver, PhD