Gender differences in heterosexual anal sex practices among women and men in substance abuse treatment.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Multicenter Study)

Heterosexual anal intercourse (HAI) is an understudied risk behavior among women and men in substance abuse treatment. Rates of HAI for women (n = 441) and men (n = 539) were identified for any, main and casual partners. More men (32.8 %) than women (27.1 %) reported engaging in HAI in the previous 90 days. These rates are higher than those reported for both men (6.0-15.9 %) and women (3.5-13.0 %) ages 25-59 in the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior. Men were significantly more likely to report HAI with their casual partners (34.1 %) than women (16.7 %). In a logistic regression model generated to identify associations between HAI and variables previously shown to be related to high risk sexual behavior, being younger, bisexual, and White were significantly associated with HAI. For men, having more sex partners was also a significant correlate. HAI is a logical target for increased focus in HIV prevention interventions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Calsyn, DA; Hatch-Maillette, MA; Meade, CS; Tross, S; Campbell, ANC; Beadnell, B

Published Date

  • September 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 2450 - 2458

PubMed ID

  • 23321947

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3904497

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-3254

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10461-012-0387-7


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States