By Evvie Becker, Elizabeth Rankin, Annette U. Rickel

High-risk sexual habit has been associated with social difficulties corresponding to substance abuse, household violence, homelessness, and deprivation. This volume's detailed multidisciplinary biopsychosocial process combines appropriate scientific information about sickness states with the cultural, social, and mental elements of profitable prevention courses. Becker and Rankin define particular interventions that deal with the wishes of really susceptible populations: girls, ethnic minorities, and the homosexual group. priceless bankruptcy summaries which evaluation the professionals and cons of other methods will reduction either the coed and the practitioner.

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IDU was reported by 6 percent of men and 2 percent of women; 9 percent of men and 7 percent of women reported having sex with someone who injected drugs. Exchanging sex for money or drugs was more common, with 32 percent of men and 13 percent of women having participated in such transactions. Longshore and Anglin (1995) examined the validity of current beliefs that crack use by itself is an indicator of very high sexual risk. They questioned whether it is crack use per se or high-risk behaviors practiced by many of those who use crack that account for the high rates of HIV infection for this subgroup of drug users.

Dissociation/schizophrenia scale. 39 Chapter 2 40 Other Psychological Factors: Low Self-Esteem For adolescents, low self-esteem is thought to be related to high-risk sexual behavior (including early onset of sexual activity and unprotected sex), as well as substance use, accidental injuries, intentional injuries by others, and inadequate personal care, including cleanliness and dietary habits (Friedman, 1989). Emans (1983) suggests that high levels of sexual activity among adolescents results from low self-esteem and lack of cognitive development, as well as from the individual's moral development and level of maturation.

Men also were more likely to have had STDs if they had a history of drinking problems and multiple sex partners. The direction of the relationship between substance use and high-risk sexual behavior is discussed in greater detail in later chapters. For women, even condoms are a less than perfect protection, as can be inferred from the pregnancy rates associated with this method of birth control. , bisexuality, sex with prostitutes, adultery), who do not reveal a positive HIV status, and who hide injection drug use and needle sharing.

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