Saturday, April 11, 2009

Heterosexual anal sex common, frequently not protected by condoms

Heterosexual anal sex is common among STD clinic clients, but is frequently not protected by condom use.

Author: Hollander, D.
Publication:Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Date: Mar 1, 2009

During the year following a visit to one of three public STD clinics, clients who returned for follow-up visits frequently reported engaging in heterosexual anal sex, mostly without using condoms. Multivariate analyses identified several characteristics that were positively associated with the odds of having anal sex during a three-month period, including number of partners, total number of sex acts and sexual activity with a main partner. By far the strongest predictor of consistent condom use during anal sex was consistent use during vaginal sex.

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