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Gender role conflict among African American men who have sex with men and women: associations with mental health and sexual risk and disclosure behaviors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23153143     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES: We investigated whether high gender role conflict (GRC; internal conflict with traditional gender-role stereotypes and an individual's perceived need to comply with these roles) is associated with psychological distress and HIV-related risk behaviors in a sample of African American men who have sex with men and women (MSMW).
METHODS: We analyzed baseline data collected from questionnaires completed by 400 MSMW participating in the Men of African American Legacy Empowering Self project in Los Angeles, California, in 2007 to 2010 for associations between participants' GRC and experiences of poor mental health and HIV risk outcomes.
RESULTS: MSMW who reported higher levels of GRC than other participants also reported more psychological distress, lower self-esteem, greater internalized homophobia, less HIV knowledge, lower risk reduction skills, less disclosure of same-sex behaviors to others, and more unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse with female partners.
CONCLUSIONS: Future research should consider how high GRC affects African American MSMW's lives and identify specific approaches to help alleviate the psychological distress and other negative behavioral outcomes associated with internal conflict caused by rigid gender role socialization.
Authors:
Trista A Bingham; Nina T Harawa; John K Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  103     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  2013-02-21     Revised Date:  2014-01-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-33     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
African Americans / psychology*
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Bisexuality / ethnology*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Gender Identity*
HIV
HIV Infections / prevention & control
Humans
Los Angeles
Male
Mental Disorders / ethnology*
Middle Aged
Questionnaires
Sexual Behavior / ethnology*
Stress, Psychological / ethnology*
Truth Disclosure
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
2P20MD000182/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS; P20 MD000182/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS; P30 MH058107/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; S21 MD000103/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS
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