Journal article

Integrating gender and sex to unpack trends in sexually transmitted infection surveillance data in British Columbia, Canada: an ethno-epidemiological study

Rod Knight, Titilola Falasinnu, John L Oliffe, Mark Gilbert, Will Small, Shira Goldenberg, Jean Shoveller

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Surveillance data frequently indicate that young men and women experience high-yet considerably different-reported rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including bacterial infections such as chlamydia. We examined how several sex-based (eg, biological) and gender-based (eg, sociocultural) factors may interact to influence STI surveillance data trends. METHODS: Employing ethno-epidemiological techniques, we analysed cross-sectional qualitative data collected between 2006 and 2013 about young people's experiences accessing STI testing services in five communities in British Columbia, Canada. These data included 250 semistructured interviews with young men and women aged..

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