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Discrimination and sexual risk among young urban pregnant women of color.

TitleDiscrimination and sexual risk among young urban pregnant women of color.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsRosenthal, Lisa, Valerie A. Earnshaw, Jessica B. Lewis, Tené T. Lewis, Allecia E. Reid, Emily C. Stasko, Jonathan N. Tobin, and Jeannette R. Ickovics
JournalHealth psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
Date Published2014 Jan
KeywordsAdolescent, African Americans, Condoms, Female, Hispanic Americans, HIV Infections, Humans, New York City, Pregnancy, Prejudice, Qualitative Research, Risk-Taking, Self Report, Sexual Behavior, Sexual Partners, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Urban Population, Young Adult
AbstractDiscrimination predicts increased risk for many negative health outcomes, helping explain a variety of racial and socioeconomic health disparities. Recent research suggests discrimination may play a role in disparities in HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs); however, this research has focused on risk behaviors and has yet to establish a link between discrimination and STI diagnosis specifically. This investigation tested whether discrimination predicted condom use, risky sexual partners, and self-reported STI diagnosis among a population disproportionately affected by HIV and STIs in the U.S.: young, pregnant, socioeconomically disadvantaged, women of color.
Alternate JournalHealth Psychol

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