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Sexual risk behaviours associated with unlicensed driving among young adults in Miami’s electronic dance music nightclub scene

Mance E. Buttram A B , Steven P. Kurtz A and Roddia J. Paul A
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A Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities, Nova Southeastern University, 7255 NE 4th Avenue, Suite 112, Miami, FL 33138, USA.

B Corresponding author. Email: mance.buttram@nova.edu

Sexual Health 14(6) 584-586 https://doi.org/10.1071/SH17073
Submitted: 4 April 2017  Accepted: 26 April 2017   Published: 5 June 2017

Abstract

Literature indicates that unlicensed driving (UD) offenders report substance use risk behaviours, yet data related to sexual risk behaviours is unknown. This study examined sexual and other risk behaviours among young adults in Miami, Florida, comparing UD and non-UD offenders (n = 498). Compared with others, UD offenders were more likely to report group sex history, being high for sex half the time or more, purchasing sex and sexually transmissible infection history. Results suggest that locating sexual risk reduction interventions inside of the justice system would benefit UD offenders.


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