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Teen dating violence perpetration and relation to STI and sexual risk behaviours among adolescent males.
Sex Transm Infect. 2014 Jun; 90(4):322-4.ST

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To investigate teen dating violence (TDV) perpetration (physical, sexual or psychological violence) and association with STI and related sexual risk behaviours among urban male adolescents.

METHODS

Adolescent male survey participants (N=134) were aged 14-20 years, recruited from urban health centres. Using crude and adjusted logistic regression, TDV perpetration was examined in relation to self-reported: STI, having sex with another person when they were only supposed to have sex with their main partner, and consistent condom use.

RESULTS

Over one-third of males (45%) reported any TDV; 42% reported sexual violence perpetration, 13% reported perpetrating physical violence against a dating/sexual partner and 11% reported psychological violence, including threats of physical or sexual violence. Approximately 15% of males reported having ever had an STI, one quarter reported having sex with another person when they were only supposed to have sex with their main partner and 36% reported consistent condom use (past 3 months). In adjusted logistic regression models, TDV perpetration was significantly associated with self-reports of an STI (OR=3.3; 95% CI 1.2 to 9.2) and having sex with another person when they were supposed to be only having sex with their main partner (OR=4.8; 95% CI 2.0 to 11.4). There was no significant association between TDV perpetration and consistent condom use.

CONCLUSIONS

Current study findings are the first within the literature on adolescents to suggest that greater STI and sexual risk behaviours among male adolescents perpetrating TDV may be one mechanism explaining increased STI among female adolescents reporting TDV victimisation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Global Public Health, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA.Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.Division of Global Public Health, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA.Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.Division of Global Public Health, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24578579

Citation

Reed, Elizabeth, et al. "Teen Dating Violence Perpetration and Relation to STI and Sexual Risk Behaviours Among Adolescent Males." Sexually Transmitted Infections, vol. 90, no. 4, 2014, pp. 322-4.
Reed E, Miller E, Raj A, et al. Teen dating violence perpetration and relation to STI and sexual risk behaviours among adolescent males. Sex Transm Infect. 2014;90(4):322-4.
Reed, E., Miller, E., Raj, A., Decker, M. R., & Silverman, J. G. (2014). Teen dating violence perpetration and relation to STI and sexual risk behaviours among adolescent males. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 90(4), 322-4. https://doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2013-051023
Reed E, et al. Teen Dating Violence Perpetration and Relation to STI and Sexual Risk Behaviours Among Adolescent Males. Sex Transm Infect. 2014;90(4):322-4. PubMed PMID: 24578579.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Teen dating violence perpetration and relation to STI and sexual risk behaviours among adolescent males. AU - Reed,Elizabeth, AU - Miller,Elizabeth, AU - Raj,Anita, AU - Decker,Michele R, AU - Silverman,Jay G, Y1 - 2014/02/27/ PY - 2014/3/1/entrez PY - 2014/3/1/pubmed PY - 2014/6/27/medline KW - Adolescent KW - Public Health KW - Sexual Health SP - 322 EP - 4 JF - Sexually transmitted infections JO - Sex Transm Infect VL - 90 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To investigate teen dating violence (TDV) perpetration (physical, sexual or psychological violence) and association with STI and related sexual risk behaviours among urban male adolescents. METHODS: Adolescent male survey participants (N=134) were aged 14-20 years, recruited from urban health centres. Using crude and adjusted logistic regression, TDV perpetration was examined in relation to self-reported: STI, having sex with another person when they were only supposed to have sex with their main partner, and consistent condom use. RESULTS: Over one-third of males (45%) reported any TDV; 42% reported sexual violence perpetration, 13% reported perpetrating physical violence against a dating/sexual partner and 11% reported psychological violence, including threats of physical or sexual violence. Approximately 15% of males reported having ever had an STI, one quarter reported having sex with another person when they were only supposed to have sex with their main partner and 36% reported consistent condom use (past 3 months). In adjusted logistic regression models, TDV perpetration was significantly associated with self-reports of an STI (OR=3.3; 95% CI 1.2 to 9.2) and having sex with another person when they were supposed to be only having sex with their main partner (OR=4.8; 95% CI 2.0 to 11.4). There was no significant association between TDV perpetration and consistent condom use. CONCLUSIONS: Current study findings are the first within the literature on adolescents to suggest that greater STI and sexual risk behaviours among male adolescents perpetrating TDV may be one mechanism explaining increased STI among female adolescents reporting TDV victimisation. SN - 1472-3263 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24578579/Teen_dating_violence_perpetration_and_relation_to_STI_and_sexual_risk_behaviours_among_adolescent_males_ L2 - https://sti.bmj.com/lookup/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=24578579 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -