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Sexual risk-taking among young Swedish men testing for STI
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy. University of Gothenburg, Department of Psychology, Gothenburg, Sweden. (BUV)
University of Gothenburg, Department of Psychology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology. University of Gothenburg, Department of Psychology, Gothenburg, Sweden. (BUV)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9982-8304
2021 (English)In: European journal of contraception & reproductive health care, ISSN 1362-5187, E-ISSN 1473-0782, no 2, p. 155-159Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVES: This study investigates sexual risk-taking among young men testing for sexually transmitted infections (STI).

SAMPLING METHOD: 452 participants (aged 18-30) completed surveys concerning their backgrounds, sexual risk-taking, and experience with STI.

RESULTS: Over one-third had used alcohol during their last sexual encounter, one-fifth were reluctant to use condoms due to concerns about erection difficulties, 14.7% had experienced sexual coercion and one-fifth reported having had contracted the most common STI, chlamydia trachomatis (CT). Older participants (aged 25-30) were more reluctant to use condoms because of erection worries and to report having had CT. Immigrant men reported more unprotected sex while men who have sex with men (MSM) were more exposed to sexual coercion than others, but less likely to use alcohol when having sex.

CONCLUSIONS: There are important differences in sexual risk-taking within the group of young men testing for sexually transmitted infections which need to be taken into account in developing effective counselling and promotion strategies in sexual and reproductive health care. Further research on young men's sexual risk-taking is needed to broaden understanding of factors associated with young men's sexual health.

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2021. no 2, p. 155-159
Keywords [en]
SRH, Young men, chlamydia trachomatis, condom use, erection difficulties, sexual debut, unprotected sex
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Nursing Dermatology and Venereal Diseases
Research subject
Child and Youth studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-15969DOI: 10.1080/13625187.2020.1821355ISI: 000574957100001PubMedID: 33006520Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85092097600OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-15969DiVA, id: diva2:1474368
Available from: 2020-10-08 Created: 2020-10-08 Last updated: 2022-01-19Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Violence in Close Relationships, Sexual Risk taking, and Help-seeking among Young Men
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Violence in Close Relationships, Sexual Risk taking, and Help-seeking among Young Men
2020 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

 In close relationships and through sexual intimacy, most adolescents and young adults have opportunities to develop the ability to experience emo-tional intimacy and trust. This thesis focuses on problematic phenomena that can occur in these situations. Study I addressed limitations in the literature on dating violence concerning prevalence rates, dynamic risk factors, and the effectiveness of intervention programs. The results showed that preva-lence ratings of physical dating violence ranged between 10% and 20%, and that psychological/emotional violence is the most frequently experienced type of abuse. Peer influence was found to be an important risk factor for dating violence. Interventions were found to have short-term positive effects on behavioral change. In Study II, 88 adolescents participated in focus group sessions. The aim was to determine the extent to which a universal set of themes about dating violence could represent adolescents’ attitudes, as part of a study across four European countries. The study identified four superor-dinate themes: gender roles, television as an educator, perceived severity, and the decision to seek help. Study III, concerning sexual risk-taking, in-volved a survey of young men (N=452) who were testing for sexually trans-mitted infections (STIs). Results revealed that the young men had a relative-ly high average number of partners (3.8) with whom they had had unprotect-ed sex i.e., they had done so at some point in the past. In addition, almost a fifth of them were reluctant to use a condom due to erection difficulties. A relatively high proportion had been subjected to sexual coercion (14.7%). Study IV explored 30 young men’s descriptions of how members of their social networks had influenced them to seek psychological help. Results showed that young men were influenced by their networks mainly through exhortation and drawing attention to their needs. Friends who were role models were especially influential in helping them overcome obstructive masculinity norms and move from reluctance toward more constructive atti-tudes regarding help-seeking. This thesis focuses on young men’s experi-ences with relationship violence, as well as their sexual and psychological health needs, all of which have clinical implications.

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Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet, 2020. p. 83
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Avhandling/Göteborgs universitet, Psykologiska inst, ISSN 1101-718X
Keywords
dating violence, young men, sexual risk-taking, social network, help-seeking
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject
Child and Youth studies
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urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-16275 (URN)978-91-8009-077-3 (ISBN)978-91-8009-076-6 (ISBN)
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Available from: 2021-02-10 Created: 2021-02-10 Last updated: 2021-02-10Bibliographically approved

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