Truckers Who Perceive Having Greater Freedom Tend to Have More Partners

Melhado, L.
June 2008
International Family Planning Perspectives;Jun2008, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p100
Academic Journal
This article reports on the results of a study conducted in Brazil focused on the sexual habits of truck drivers. The study determined that truck drivers who feel a sense of freedom in being away from home are more likely to engage in casual extramarital sex and to hire prostitutes. Truck drivers were also found to have higher rates of several sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. Condom use with prostitutes averaged at 93 percent, while condom use with occasional partners fell at 68 percent, and with principal partners at nine percent.


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