Prevalence and perceived acceptability of nongenital sexually transmitted infection testing in a cohort of young transgender women

Amy K. Johnson*, Sari L. Reisner, Matthew J. Mimiaga, Robert Garofalo, Lisa M. Kuhns

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Abstract

Purpose: This study documents the prevalence and acceptability of self-reported nongenital sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing among young transgender women (n = 72). Methods: Bivariate analyses assessed differences in outcomes by demographic and behavioral characteristics. Results: Less than half of participants self-reported nongenital STI testing (43% rectal; 44% pharyngeal). More than half of the sample reported that they would not find self-collection of specimens uncomfortable/unpleasant (53% rectal; 62% pharyngeal). No differences were found between demographics and prevalence of nongenital STI testing; those reporting condomless receptive anal sex were more likely to report previous pharyngeal testing. Conclusion: Future studies should document prevalence of nongenital STIs among transgender women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-386
Number of pages6
JournalLGBT Health
Volume5
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2018

Keywords

  • STI testing
  • adolescent health
  • nongenital STI testing
  • transgender women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Urology

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