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ERIC Number: EJ1110917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0268-1153
Exploring Sexual Health among Young Black Men Who Have Sex with Men in New York City
Martos, A. J.; Valera, P.; Bockting, W. O.; Wilson, P. A.
Health Education Research, v31 n3 p295-313 Jun 2016
Young Black men who have sex with men (YBMSM) account for approximately 10% of the total HIV infection in the United States but represent <1% of the population. Few interventions exist that address their unique needs, and those that do adopt a narrow, risk-based framework for prevention. Qualitative data from the Brothers Connect Study were analyzed to explore how a Sexual Health Model (SHM) developed by Robinson "et al." (The sexual health model: application of a sexological approach to HIV prevention. "Health Educ Res" 2002; 17:43-57) could be used as a framework for HIV prevention in YBMSM. Content analysis identified five key themes within SHM: (i) race/ethnicity, including the cultural diversity and unique challenges of YBMSM; (ii) disclosure, as the ongoing process of self-identification rather than a single instance of "coming out"; (iii) sex, in terms of practices, behaviors and health; (iv) daily challenges, microaggressions and acute instances of discrimination; and (v) the self, resilience and identity. Technology represents a new component for the SHM that may be relevant to YBMSM. YBMSM are in need of comprehensive sexual health programs that go beyond typical HIV frameworks. A tailored SHM could be used for identifying and addressing the specific sexual health needs of YBMSM in research and intervention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
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