Journal article

Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in Chinese Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Latent Class Analysis

M Kumi Smith, Chongyi Wei, Chuncheng Liu, Stephen W Pan, Jason J Ong, Joseph D Tucker

ARCHIVES OF SEXUAL BEHAVIOR | SPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS | Published : 2019

Abstract

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are a diverse population yet are often treated as a monolithic risk group. In China, MSM have long been characterized as a "bridge population" of closeted men who are married to (or will marry) women due to sociocultural expectations. Latent class models can inform a more nuanced yet empirical characterization of this population. In total, 1424 eligible respondents recruited online provided self-reported behavioral data. Nine items related to constructs including sexual behaviors, sexual orientation, and gender identity informed the latent class model. Logistic regression was used to measure associations between latent class membership and HIV-related sexual a..

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Grants

Awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, US National Institutes of Health


Awarded by University of North Carolina (UNC)-South China STD Research Training Centre (Fogarty International Center)


Awarded by UNC Center for AIDS Research


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank all the study participants and staff members at SESH Global, Danlan, Jiangsu Tongzhi, Yunnan Tongzhi and the Guangdong Provincial Centers for Skin Diseases and STI Control who contributed. This work was supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, US National Institutes of Health (1R01AI114310-01); University of North Carolina (UNC)-South China STD Research Training Centre (Fogarty International Center Grant Number 1D43TW009532-01 to J.T.) and UNC Center for AIDS Research (5P30AI050410-13).