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Survey: Women Barebacking at Higher Rates Than Gay Men

Survey: Women Barebacking at Higher Rates Than Gay Men

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A new survey by the New York City health department finds that women engage in unprotected anal sex with male partners far more frequently than gay men do.

According to Creative Loafing, which reported on the survey, "Of the more than 100,000 NYC women who engage in anal sex each year, only 23% use condoms compared to 61% of men who have sex with men."

The survey also reported that women who engage in unprotected anal sex get tested for HIV far less frequently than women who always use condoms during anal sex, at rates of 35% and 63%, respectively.

Unprotected anal sex was more frequent among younger women under age 24 and women who have many sexual partners, according to the survey.

Find the survey here.

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