Title

Associations between Cannabis Use and Sexual Risk Behavior among Women under Community Supervision: A Brief Report

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-22-2021

Publication Title

International Journal of Sexual Health

First page number:

1

Last page number:

8

Abstract

Objectives: Cannabis use and sexual risk behavior have been found to co-occur, but more research on these associations is needed among criminal justice-involved women (i.e., courts, jails, or prisons). Methods: Regression models examined past 90-day cannabis use on unprotected sex, multiple sexual partners, and STIs/HIV among 306 women under NYC community supervision, adjusting for alcohol, other illicit substances, and socio-demographics. Results: Cannabis use, but not alcohol or other illicit substance use, was positively associated with having unprotected sex and multiple sexual partners, but not STIs or HIV. Conclusions: Criminal justice-involved women may benefit from sexual risk reduction interventions incorporating cannabis content.

Keywords

Cannabis; Sexual risk behavior; Criminal justice

Disciplines

Environmental Public Health | Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health

Language

English

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