Body image and sexually transmissible infection prevalence among men who have sex with men

Cara E. Rice, Alison H. Norris, John A. Davis, Courtney D. Lynch, Karen S. Fields, Melissa Ervin, Abigail Norris Turner

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Abstract

Compared with men who have sex with women, some evidence suggests that men who have sex with men (MSM) have increased prevalence of body image dissatisfaction. MSM also have a higher prevalence of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) than other population groups. As part of a cross-sectional study, body image among 104 MSM using the standardised, validated Male Body Attitudes Scale was assessed. Associations between body image and prevalent STI were examined. Body image was not associated with prevalent STI in unadjusted [prevalence ratio (PR): 1.14, 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.86-1.52] or adjusted analyses (PR: 1.17, 95% CI: 0.89-1.53).Journal compilation

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-468
Number of pages2
JournalSexual Health
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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