Heterosexual Anal Sex Experiences Among Puerto Rican and Black Young Adults
January 10, 2011
The authors introduced the study by noting that heterosexual anal sex, which poses risks for STDs, "is not uncommon in the United States." "However, who engages in it and why are not well understood, particularly among young adults."
Anal sex was reported by 34 percent of survey respondents. It was more common with serious (22 percent) as opposed to casual (8 percent) partners. Black participants were less likely than Puerto Rican respondents to report anal sex (odds ratio, 0.3); women were more likely than men to report anal sex (2.9).
Perspectives on Sexual & Reproductive Health
12.2010; Vol. 42; No. 4: doi:10.1363; Marion Carter; Dare Henry-Moss; Linda Hock-Long; Anna Bergdall; Karen Andes
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