The use of alcohol and condoms during sexual Assault

Kelly Davis, Trevor J. Schraufnagel, William H. George, Jeanette Norris

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Abstract

Sexual assault remains an important public health issue due to the violence involved as well as the potential for health risks such as sexually transmitted infections. Alcohol has been associated with both violent and risky sexual behavior. This study assessed the frequency of sexual assault perpetration, alcohol use, and condom use during sexual assault in a community sample of young, heterosexual male social drinkers. Participants completed measures of their sexual assault perpetration. More than 50% reported sexual assault perpetration; 60% of these reported repeat perpetration. Almost one half of perpetrators reported alcohol consumption prior to every sexual assault incident. Never having used a condom during penetrative sexually aggressive acts was reported by 41.2% of perpetrators. Alcohol use and condom nonuse were positively correlated for acts of forcible rape. Findings provide information about the infrequent use of condoms during sexual assault incidents and support prior evidence of the association between alcohol and sexual assault.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-290
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Men's Health
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 26 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • Condoms
  • Repeat perpetration
  • Sexual assault
  • Social drinkers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)

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The use of alcohol and condoms during sexual Assault. / Davis, Kelly; Schraufnagel, Trevor J.; George, William H.; Norris, Jeanette.

In: American Journal of Men's Health, Vol. 2, No. 3, 26.08.2008, p. 281-290.

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Davis, Kelly ; Schraufnagel, Trevor J. ; George, William H. ; Norris, Jeanette. / The use of alcohol and condoms during sexual Assault. In: American Journal of Men's Health. 2008 ; Vol. 2, No. 3. pp. 281-290.
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