Correlates of sexual risk among sexual minority and heterosexual South African youths. | Academic Article individual record

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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Thurston, I. B., Dietrich, J., Bogart, L. M., Otwombe, K. N., Sikkema, K. J., Nkala, B., & Gray, G. E.
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  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Female
  • Condoms
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Heterosexuality
  • South Africa
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Mental Health
  • Homosexuality
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Adolescent
  • Risk-Taking
  • Substance-Related Disorders
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