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Transactional Sex Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Latin America: Economic, Sociodemographic, and Psychosocial Factors

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Researchers, including JSI's Stewart Landers (Director of JSI Health Services, Boston) assessed factors associated with engagement in transactional sex among men who have sex with men recruited from one of the largest internet sites for men seeking social or sexual interaction with other men in Latin America. Factors were analyzed by way of multilevel regression models in 17 Latin American Countries. Research findings showed that higher country-level unemployment was associated with increased odds of transactional sex. A correlation between interpersonal or individual factors, such as self-reported HIv or sexually transmitted infection, intimate partner violence, and sexual compulsivity, and elevated odds of engagement in transactional sex was also found.

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