Retrospective accounts of injection initiation in intimate partnerships.

  title={Retrospective accounts of injection initiation in intimate partnerships.},
  author={Janie Simmons and S. Babu Renga Rajan and James M. McMahon},
  journal={The International journal on drug policy},
  volume={23 4},
BACKGROUND The influence of family members, peers and sexual partners on initiation to injection drug use is well established. Furthermore, research on gender differences in injection initiation has recognized the increased vulnerability of women, in particular, to injection-related health risks, and the gendered nature of the injection initiation experience. Yet more research is needed on the interpersonal and structural dynamics that shape injection initiation within intimate partnerships… CONTINUE READING
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