Sexual identity among behaviorally bisexual men: Implications for HIV/STI and sexual health
METHODS: We conducted in-depth interviews with a diverse sample of 77 behaviorally bisexual men in order to obtain data related to sexual identity.
RESULTS: Findings indicated that sexual self-identification is based on inner perceptions as well as factors derived within the social context, social networks, and environments in which these men live their daily lives. Disclosure patterns for behaviorally bisexual men were varied and were also influenced by context, social networks and perceived social norms.
DISCUSSION: Future intervention development should include understand sexual self-identity, and its potential relations to sexual risk behavior, as part of a component of a holistic approach to HIV/STI risk prevention among behaviorally bisexual men.
Learning Areas:Diversity and culture
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe the scoial construction of sexual identity and its impact on behaviorally bisexual men, Explain the implications of sexual identity on HIV/STI risk behavior among behaviorally bisexual men, Discuss the role of sexual identity in future HIV/STI interevention efforts
Keyword(s): Bisexual, Sexual Risk Behavior
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a member of the study team led by the APHA HIV/AIDS section chair.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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