Relationship intentions, race, and gender: Student differences in condom use during hookups involving vaginal sex

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Shelly L Brown-Jeffy, Associate Professor (Creator)
Jennifer Toller Erausquin, Associate Professor (Creator)
Tracy R. Nichols, Associate Professor and Doctoral Program Coordinator (Creator)
Amanda Elizabeth Tanner, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Objective: To examine the relationship between race, gender, and pre-hookup relationship intentions and college students’ participation in condomless vaginal sex. Participants: 3,315 Black and White college students who participated in the Online College Social Life Survey (OCSLS). Methods: Secondary data analysis of the OCSLS using Chi-square and multiple logistic regression analyses. Results: The model revealed that students who did not want a relationship with their hookup partners and students unsure of their relationship intentions were more likely to use condoms during their last vaginal hookup. Further, White and Female students were less likely to have used condoms during their last vaginal hookup.Conclusions: White and female students, as well as students desiring romantic relationships with hookup partners may be at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) due to decreased condom use. However, more research is needed to explore the factors driving STI disparities facing Black students despite higher condom use.

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Journal of American College Health, 28 Sept. 2018
Language: English
Date: 2018
Race, gender, sexual health, relationships

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