Sexual Abuse is Associated with Negative Health Consequences among High-risk Men who have Sex with Men.

@article{Rusow2014SexualAI,
  title={Sexual Abuse is Associated with Negative Health Consequences among High-risk Men who have Sex with Men.},
  author={Joshua Rusow and Jesse Fletcher and Hung Dinh Le and Cathy J Reback},
  journal={Journal of gay & lesbian social services},
  year={2014},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={
          244-257
        }
}
This study evaluated whether a history of sexual abuse could differentiate negative health consequences among men who have sex with men (MSM; N=148) enrolled in a risk counseling program. Over half (51.4%) reported an experience of sexual abuse. A history of sexual abuse was associated with increased psychological distress, increased rates of alcohol (AOR = 2.91; p < .01) and/or drug abuse (AOR = 2; p < .01) treatment, increased risk of housing instability (AOR = 2.13; p < .05), and increased… CONTINUE READING
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