Do Differences in Relationship and Partner Attributes Explain Disparities in Sexually Transmitted Disease Among Young White and Black Women?

Published in: Journal of Adolescent Health, v. 32, no. 3, Mar. 2003, p. 187-191

Posted on on January 01, 2003

by Nina T. Harawa, Sander Greenland, Susan D. Cochran, William Cunningham, Barbara Visscher

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Using data from 1695 respondents aged 15 to 24 years to the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth, the authors examined black/white differences in marital history and sex with older, casual, and nonmonogamous partners, as well as the associations of these differences with self-reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease (STD) history. Although characteristics of sexual partners and relationships often differed by race, this did not explain racial disparities in STDs.

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