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

Idia Thurston, Janan Dietrich, Laura M. Bogart, Kennedy N. Otwombe, Kathleen J. Sikkema, Busiswe Nkala, Glenda E. Gray

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1265-1269
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume104
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Heterosexuality
Sexual Partners
South Africa
Sexual Behavior
Mental Health
Communication
Demography
Sexual Minorities

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Thurston, I., Dietrich, J., Bogart, L. M., Otwombe, K. N., Sikkema, K. J., Nkala, B., & Gray, G. E. (2014). Correlates of sexual risk among sexual minority and heterosexual South African youths. American Journal of Public Health, 104(7), 1265-1269. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2013.301865

Correlates of sexual risk among sexual minority and heterosexual South African youths. / Thurston, Idia; Dietrich, Janan; Bogart, Laura M.; Otwombe, Kennedy N.; Sikkema, Kathleen J.; Nkala, Busiswe; Gray, Glenda E.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 104, No. 7, 01.01.2014, p. 1265-1269.

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Thurston, I, Dietrich, J, Bogart, LM, Otwombe, KN, Sikkema, KJ, Nkala, B & Gray, GE 2014, 'Correlates of sexual risk among sexual minority and heterosexual South African youths', American Journal of Public Health, vol. 104, no. 7, pp. 1265-1269. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2013.301865
Thurston, Idia ; Dietrich, Janan ; Bogart, Laura M. ; Otwombe, Kennedy N. ; Sikkema, Kathleen J. ; Nkala, Busiswe ; Gray, Glenda E. / Correlates of sexual risk among sexual minority and heterosexual South African youths. In: American Journal of Public Health. 2014 ; Vol. 104, No. 7. pp. 1265-1269.
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