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Correlates of Sexual Coercion among People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) in Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Urban Health, April 2018
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Title
Correlates of Sexual Coercion among People Who Inject Drugs (PWID) in Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA
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Journal of Urban Health, April 2018
DOI 10.1007/s11524-018-0238-6
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Jeffery E. Williams, Derek T. Dangerfield, Alex H. Kral, Lynn D. Wenger, Ricky N. Bluthenthal

Abstract

Experiences of coerced or forced sex have been associated with risk for HIV infection for all adults and may be more common for gays, lesbians, bisexuals (GLB) and people who inject drugs (PWID). In this study, we explored factors associated with prior 12-month experiences of forced or coerced sex among a sample of PWID, with a focus on sexual orientation and gender. PWID (N = 772) from Los Angeles and San Francisco were recruited using targeted sampling methods in 2011-2013 and surveyed on a range of items related to demographics, drug use, HIV risk, and violence, including experiences of forced or coerced sex in the prior 12 months. In this racially/ethnically diverse, mostly homeless, and low-income sample of PWID, 25% of participants were female and 15% identified as GLB. Sexual coercion was reported by 9% of gay and bisexual men, 8% of heterosexual females, 5% of lesbians and bisexual women, and less than 1% of heterosexual men. In multivariate analyses, compared to heterosexual males, gay or bisexual males (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = 10.68; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 2.03, 56.23), and heterosexual females (AOR = 9.69; 95% CI = 2.04, 45.94) had increased odds of coerced sex in the prior 12 months. Having a paying sex partner (AOR = 3.49; 95% CI = 1.42, 8.54) or having had forced sex prior to the age of 16 by someone at least five years older (AOR = 4.74; 95% CI = 1.88, 11.93) also elevated the odds of coercive sex. Sexual coercion is common among PWID, but especially for gay and bisexual men and heterosexual females. Efforts to reduce sexual violence among PWID are urgently needed.

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Unknown 7 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 2 29%
Student > Master 1 14%
Student > Bachelor 1 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 14%
Other 1 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 2 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 29%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 14%
Psychology 1 14%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 14%
Other 0 0%

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#6
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