Substance Use and Sexual Risk Behavior among South African Eighth Grade Students

Lori Ann Palen, Edward A. Smith, Alan J. Flisher, Linda L. Caldwell, Elias Mpofu

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Abstract

We examined the covariation of substance use and various sexual behaviors in 2204 students from one area of South Africa. There was an association between lifetime substance use and both sexual activity and certain sexual risk behaviors. At the most recent sexual encounter, there was an association between substance use and being unfamiliar with one's sexual partner, but no association between substance use and condom use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)761-763
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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