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NCJ Number: 237813 Find in a Library
Title: Association Between Sexual Aggression and HIV Risk Behavior in Heterosexual Men
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:25  Issue:3  Dated:March 2010  Pages:538-556
Author(s): Zoe D. Peterson; Erick Janssen; Julia R. Heiman
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 19
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Perpetrating sexual coercion and rape can be conceptualized as a form of sexual risk taking.
Abstract: Perpetrating sexual coercion and rape can be conceptualized as a form of sexual risk taking. In this study, the authors evaluated the relationship between sexual aggression and other risky sexual behaviors (e.g., intercourse without a condom) using an online convenience sample of 1,240 heterosexual men. Sexually aggressive men engaged in more sexual risk taking (i.e., sex with multiple partners, unprotected sex, and one-night stands) than nonaggressive men, and almost half of the reported incidents of sexual aggression were unprotected (i.e., no condom was worn). Thus, sexual aggression was found to be part of a larger pattern of sexual risk taking. Regression analyses revealed that sexual aggression was associated with greater alcohol use and lower sexual inhibition—two variables that have consistently been found to be related to other forms of sexual risk taking. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Risk taking behavior
Index Term(s): Alcohol-crime relationship; Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS); Rape; Sexual assault victims; Sexually transmitted diseases
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