Okoror, Titilayo A.; Burton, E. Thomaseo; Saur, Stephanie; Coleman, Jennifer
September 2008
American Journal of Health Studies;2008, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p136
Academic Journal
The present study examined the prevalence of heterosexual anal sex among minority students in a predominantly white university setting. A needs assessment was conducted at a large public university in the Midwest. 606 students completed a 27-item survey on their sexual behaviors. Participants were mostly white (81%) and heterosexual (98%), with mean age of 19.95. Findings reveal that while 4% of white respondents reported engaging in anal sex in the past 30 days, more than 10% of minority students reported engaging in anal sex (?� = 5.35, p < .05). The majority of those engaging in anal sex (58% white, 56% minority) reported never or rarely using a condom. Men were no more likely to engage in anal intercourse than women, although 61% of women reported no condom use during anal sex. Prevention programs on college campuses must address high-risk behaviors like anal sex while considering the unique cultural needs of minority students.


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