Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 21, issue 3, P1071-1087 2010 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0349 View full text
Nina T. Harawa, Jeffery Sweat, Sheba George, Mary Sylla

Abstract: Few data are available on factors contributing to sexual activity and condom use in custody settings, particularly among self-identified sexual minority prisoners. To address this gap, we undertook a study of sexual behavior and condom use of 101 randomly-selected men who have sex with men (MSM) and male-to-female transgender inmates in a segregated Los Angeles jail unit that has weekly condom access. Most survey participants (53%) reported anal sex during custody. Although 65% of these reported using condoms…

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