Lifetime Prevalence and Correlates of Female Condom Use for Anal Sex in a Geographically Diverse Sample of Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in the United States

Elizabeth A. Kelvin, Viraj V. Patel, Chloe Mirzayi, Kathryn Anastos, Christian Grov

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Abstract

Objectives: To examine the use of the female condom (FC) for anal sex among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the United States. Methods: An online survey among 3,837 MSM. Results: 5.2% had used the FC for anal sex. Use was higher among those who had used the FC for vaginal sex (OR = 14.39, p <.001), those with multiple partners, (OR = 2.68, p =.004), and those who were HIV-positive (OR = 2.07, p <.001) or on PrEP (OR = 2.66, p <.001). Conclusions: FC use for anal sex was associated with the risk of HIV infection/transmission and may be a risk reduction strategy used by MSM in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInternational Journal of Sexual Health
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • anal sex
  • Female condom
  • men who have sex with men (MSM)
  • United States of America (US)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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