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Sexually transmitted infection risk behaviors in rural Thai adolescents and young adults: support for sex- and age-specific interventions

TitleSexually transmitted infection risk behaviors in rural Thai adolescents and young adults: support for sex- and age-specific interventions
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLatimore, AD, Aramrattana, A, Sherman, SG, Galai, N, Srirojn, B, Thompson, N, Ellen, JM, Willard, N, Celentano, DD
JournalSexually Transmitted Diseases
Volume40
Pagination216-20
Date PublishedMar
ISBN Number1537-4521 (Electronic)0148-5717 (Linking)
Accession Number23403603
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Age Distribution, Female, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Male, Prevalence, Questionnaires, Risk Factors, Risk-Taking, Rural Population/ statistics & numerical data, Sex Distribution, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Sexual Behavior/psychology/ statistics & numerical data, Sexual Partners/psychology, Sexually Transmitted Diseases/ epidemiology/prevention & control/psychology, Social Support, Substance-Related Disorders/ epidemiology/ etiology, Thailand/epidemiology
Abstract

Sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevalence and risks in a sample of rural Thai adolescents and young adults (14-29 years) were examined. Unprotected sex with a casual partner conferred the greatest risk for prevalent STIs, particularly for younger adolescents, and alcohol use increased the STI risk for women but not for men.

PMCID

PMC3572507