Increases in oral and anal sexual exposure among youth attending sexually transmitted diseases clinics in Baltimore, Maryland

J Adolesc Health. 2008 Mar;42(3):307-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2007.09.015. Epub 2007 Dec 21.

Abstract

We examined reports of receptive oral or anal sex among clinic patients aged 12-25 years over time. Odds of reporting oral sex were approximately three times higher in 2004 than in 1994; odds of anal sex were twice as high. Providers should be aware of increased risk behavior among young people.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior*
  • Adult
  • Age Distribution
  • Baltimore / epidemiology
  • Child
  • Continental Population Groups / statistics & numerical data
  • Female
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Odds Ratio
  • Prevalence
  • Risk-Taking
  • Sex Distribution
  • Sexual Behavior / statistics & numerical data*
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / prevention & control