Relational correlates of unprotected oral and vaginal sex and among African-American adolescent females

Richard A. Crosby, Dexter R. Voisin, Ralph J. Diclemente, Gina M. Wingood, Laura F. Salazar, Sara Head, Eve Rose, Jessica McDermott-Sales

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Abstract

ObjectivesTo identify relational correlates of unprotected oral sex (UOS) and vaginal intercourse (UVI) among African-American females. Methods: Participants (n≤715) provided data on demographics, sexual communication self efficacy (SCSE), sexual communication frequency, condom self-efficacy, power in sexual relationships, fear of negotiating condom use, UOS and UVI. Results: Participants reporting low SCSE were 2.5 and 1.6 times more likely to report UOS and UVI respectively. Additionally, participants who reported fear of condom negotiation were 3.1 times more likely to report UVI. Conclusions: Interventions promoting stronger SCSE may be a protective factor against having UOS and UVI among African-American females.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-286
Number of pages3
JournalSexual Health
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • condom use
  • fear of negotiation
  • power
  • self-efficacy
  • sexual communication.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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