Risky Sex Behavior More Likely In Women Exposed To Violence

A woman lying in bed with her hands behind her headWomen who’ve witnessed or been the victims of violence may be more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior, according to new research.

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The study included 481 women being treated at a sexually transmitted disease clinic who were assessed for a history of violence and current sexual risk-taking behaviors, such as having a high number of partners or having unprotected sex.

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The researchers categorized the women as those having low exposure to violence (39 percent), those who were mainly exposed to community violence (20 percent), those who experienced childhood maltreatment (23 percent), and those who were victims of multiple forms of violence (18 percent).