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Sex with partners met online: risky sexual behavior among bachelors in rural China.
AIDS Care. 2020 05; 32(5):572-576.AC

Abstract

In the context of gender imbalance and marriage squeeze in China, this study identifies socio-demographic characteristics of bachelors who reported having sex with partners whom they met online and examines associations between having sex with such partners and other risky sexual behaviors. Data are from a cross-sectional survey conducted in 2017. 735 men who have rural household registration (hukou, in Chinese), and who were at least 28 years old and unmarried were interviewed. 16.5% of the sample had experienced sexual intercourse with a partner met online. After adjustment for socio-demographic characteristics, having sex with such partners was associated with a range of risky sexual behaviors: unsafe sexual intercourse (such as anal sex, group sex, not using a condom) (adjusted OR (aOR) = 5.11, 3.14-8.33, p < 0.001); commercial sex (aOR = 4.42, 2.78-7.02, p < 0.001); having sex in public places (aOR = 3.11, 1.97-4.91, p < 0.001); and multiple sexual partners (> = 6 partners) (aOR = 12.57, 6.55-24.12, p < 0.001). This suggests that bachelors who had sexual intercourse with partners whom they met online are at higher risk for HIV or other STD infections. Future interventions targeted at this population will improve the efficiency of China's HIV/STD prevention.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute for Population and Development Studies, School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, People's Republic of China.Institute for Population and Development Studies, School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, People's Republic of China.Institute for Population and Development Studies, School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, People's Republic of China.Morrison Institute for Population and Resource Studies, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.Rory Meyers School of Nursing, New York University, New York, NY, USA.

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31293175

Citation

Wang, Ying, et al. "Sex With Partners Met Online: Risky Sexual Behavior Among Bachelors in Rural China." AIDS Care, vol. 32, no. 5, 2020, pp. 572-576.
Wang Y, Liu H, Zhao M, et al. Sex with partners met online: risky sexual behavior among bachelors in rural China. AIDS Care. 2020;32(5):572-576.
Wang, Y., Liu, H., Zhao, M., Feldman, M. W., & Williams, A. B. (2020). Sex with partners met online: risky sexual behavior among bachelors in rural China. AIDS Care, 32(5), 572-576. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2019.1640849
Wang Y, et al. Sex With Partners Met Online: Risky Sexual Behavior Among Bachelors in Rural China. AIDS Care. 2020;32(5):572-576. PubMed PMID: 31293175.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Sex with partners met online: risky sexual behavior among bachelors in rural China. AU - Wang,Ying, AU - Liu,Huijun, AU - Zhao,Min, AU - Feldman,Marcus W, AU - Williams,Ann B, Y1 - 2019/07/11/ PY - 2019/7/12/pubmed PY - 2020/11/13/medline PY - 2019/7/12/entrez KW - China KW - Internet KW - bachelors KW - risky sexual behaviors KW - sexually transmitted diseases SP - 572 EP - 576 JF - AIDS care JO - AIDS Care VL - 32 IS - 5 N2 - In the context of gender imbalance and marriage squeeze in China, this study identifies socio-demographic characteristics of bachelors who reported having sex with partners whom they met online and examines associations between having sex with such partners and other risky sexual behaviors. Data are from a cross-sectional survey conducted in 2017. 735 men who have rural household registration (hukou, in Chinese), and who were at least 28 years old and unmarried were interviewed. 16.5% of the sample had experienced sexual intercourse with a partner met online. After adjustment for socio-demographic characteristics, having sex with such partners was associated with a range of risky sexual behaviors: unsafe sexual intercourse (such as anal sex, group sex, not using a condom) (adjusted OR (aOR) = 5.11, 3.14-8.33, p < 0.001); commercial sex (aOR = 4.42, 2.78-7.02, p < 0.001); having sex in public places (aOR = 3.11, 1.97-4.91, p < 0.001); and multiple sexual partners (> = 6 partners) (aOR = 12.57, 6.55-24.12, p < 0.001). This suggests that bachelors who had sexual intercourse with partners whom they met online are at higher risk for HIV or other STD infections. Future interventions targeted at this population will improve the efficiency of China's HIV/STD prevention. SN - 1360-0451 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31293175/Sex_with_partners_met_online:_risky_sexual_behavior_among_bachelors_in_rural_China_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09540121.2019.1640849 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -