Objective To identify the lifetime prevalence of non-consensual sexual experiences in men, the relationship between such experiences as a child and as an adult, associated psychological and behavioural problems, and help received.
Subjects 2474 men (mean age 46 years) attending one of 18 general practices.
Main outcome measures Experiences of non-consensual and consensual sex before and after the age of 16 years-that is, as a child and adult respectively-psychological problems experienced for more than 2 weeks at any one time, use of alcohol (CAGE questionnaire), self harm, and help received.
Results 2474 of 3142 men (79%) agreed to participate ; 71/2468 (standardised rate 2.89%, 95% confidence interval 2.21% to 3.56%) reported non-consensual sexual experiences as adults, 128/2423 (5.35%, 4.39% to 6.31%) reported non-consensual sexual experiences as children, and 185/2406 (7.66%, 6.54% to 8.77%) reported consensual sexual experiences as children that are illegal under English law.
Independent predictors of non-consensual sex as adults were reporting male sexual partners (odds ratio 6.0,2.6 to 13.5), non-consensual sex in childhood (4.2,2.1 to 8.6), age (0.98,0.96 to 0.99), and sex of interviewer (2.0,1.2 to 3.5).
Non-consensual sexual experiences were associated with a greater prevalence of psychological problems, alcohol misuse, and self harm. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement sexuel, Etude transversale, Durée vie, Critère âge, Effet psychologique, Facteur prédictif, Echec, Evaluation, Homme, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Appareil génital, Psychopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual behavior, Cross sectional study, Lifetime, Age criterion, Psychological effect, Predictive factor, Failure, Evaluation, Human, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Genital system, Psychopathology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0218781
Code Inist : 002B18C02. Création : 16/11/1999.