Journal article

Adolescent and non-consensual anal sexual debut among Chinese men who have sex with men: a cross-sectional study

Weiming Tang, Yehua Wang, Wenting Huang, Dan Wu, Fan Yang, Yongshi Xu, Jason J Ong, Hongyun Fu, Bin Yang, Cheng Wang, Wei Ma, Chongyi Wei, Joseph D Tucker

BMC Infectious Diseases | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Adolescent sexual debut and non-consensual sex have been linked to higher sexual risk and STI infection in adulthood among men who have sex with men (MSM) in high-income countries. This study aimed to examine adolescent and non-consensual anal sexual debut among Chinese MSM and to evaluate factors associated with adolescent sexual debut and non-consensual anal sex. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted recently among Chinese men assigned male sex at birth, ≥18 years old, and who had ever engaged in anal sex with a man. Participants answered questions regarding socio-demographics, condomless sex, age at anal sexual debut with a man, and whether the first anal sex was cons..

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Awarded by National Key Research and Development Program of China


Awarded by National Institutes of Health (NIAID)


Awarded by UNC Center for AIDS Research (NIAID)


Awarded by NIMH


Awarded by National Science and Technology Major Project


Awarded by National Nature Science Foundation of China


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2017YFE0103800), the National Institutes of Health (NIAID 1R01AI114310-01, NIAID K24AI143471), UNC Center for AIDS Research (NIAID 5P30AI050410), NIMH (R34MH109359 and R34MH119963), National Science and Technology Major Project (2018ZX10101-001-001-003), The National Nature Science Foundation of China (81903371) and SESH (Social Entrepreneurship to Spur Health) Global. The funders had no role in study design, data collection, and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.