Correlates of sexual risk among sexual minority and heterosexual South African youths.

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Journal Article

We explored psychosocial correlates of sexual risk among heterosexual and sexual minority youths (SMYs) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Young people 16 to 18 years old (n = 822) were administered surveys assessing demographic characteristics, sexual behaviors, mental health, and parent-child communication. Adjusted multivariate regressions examining correlates of sexual risk revealed that SMYs had more sexual partners than heterosexual youths (B = 3.90; SE = 0.95; P < .001) and were more likely to engage in sex trading (OR = 3.11; CI = 1.12-8.62; P < .05). South African SMYs are at increased risk relative to their heterosexual peers.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Thurston, IB; Dietrich, J; Bogart, LM; Otwombe, KN; Sikkema, KJ; Nkala, B; Gray, GE

Published Date

  • July 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 104 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1265 - 1269

PubMed ID

  • 24832149

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24832149

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1541-0048

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-0036

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2105/ajph.2013.301865

Language

  • eng