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Sexual health entails the absence of disease and the ability to lead a pleasurable and safe sex life.
In Britain, ethnic inequalities in diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections STI persist; however, the reasons for these inequalities, and ethnic variations in other markers of sexual health, remain poorly understood. We investigated ethnic differences in hypothesised explanatory factors such as socioeconomic factors, substance use, depression, and sexual behaviours, and whether they explained ethnic variations in sexual health markers reported STI diagnoses, attendance at sexual health clinics, use of emergency contraception, and sexual function.
Reflecting Britain's current ethnic composition, we included in our analysis participants who identified in as belonging to one of the following seven largest ethnic groups: white British, black Caribbean, black African, Indian, Pakistani, white other, and mixed ethnicity.
We calculated age-standardised estimates and age-adjusted odds ratios for all explanatory factors and sexual health markers for all these ethnic groups with white British as the reference category. We used multivariable regression to examine the extent to which adjusting for explanatory factors explained ethnic variations in sexual health markers. Adjustment for explanatory factors only partly explained inequalities among some ethnic groups relative to white British ethnicity but did not eliminate ethnic differences in these markers. Ethnic inequalities in sexual health markers exist, and they were not fully explained by differences in their broader determinants.
Holistic interventions addressing modifiable risk factors and targeting ethnic groups at risk of poor sexual health are needed. View PDF Download full issue.
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Interpretation Ethnic inequalities in sexual health markers exist, and they were not fully explained by differences in their broader determinants. Recommended articles Citing articles 0. Published by Elsevier Ltd.Mixed black women sex
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