Prevalence and correlates of heterosexual anal intercourse among Black and Latina female adolescents
Roye, Carol F. Krauss, Beatrice J. Silverman, Paula L.
Prevalence and correlates of heterosexual anal intercourse among Black and
Latina female adolescents.
Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. 21(4):291-301, 2010
Anal intercourse (AI) is a recognized HIV risk behavior, yet little is
known about AI among adolescent girls and young women. The authors studied
the prevalence and correlates of heterosexual AI (HAI) among Black and
Latina adolescent girls and young women. The data come from two randomized
clinical trials (RCTs) of HIV prevention interventions with Black and
Latina adolescent girls and young women. In the second RCT, a Sexual
Relationship Power Scale was added to the questionnaire. Thirty-five
percent of participants in the first RCT (N =244) and 23% of those in the
second RCT (N =101) reported engaging in HAI, most without a condom.
Significant correlations existed between HAI and a high-risk sexual
history. HAI is prevalent in this population. Nurses must educate female
adolescent patients about risks associated with HAI.