To assess the prevalence and effects of alcohol and drug was use in heterosexual and homosexual commercial contacts, and the relationship between their use and unsafe sexual behaviour, 127 female prostitutes, 27 male prostitutes, 91 clients of female prostitutes and 24 clients of male prostitutes were interviewed face-to-face with the help of a semi-structured questionnaires.
The respondents were living or working in different parts of The Netherlands.
Alcohol and drug use was found to be relatively common among prostitutes.
This was also so for the use of alcohol by clients, though to a lesser extent.
Prostitutes'consumption varied widely according to the type of prostitution they were employed in.
Those meeting their clients in clubs or bars reported the highest consumption of alcohol ; hard drugs were used predominantly by street prostitutes.
It appears that the main effects of alcohol and drug use are on how the individual experiences working as, or calling on, a prostitute, the social interaction between the two parties, and the sexual contact itself.
The common assumption that drinking alcohol has negative effects on condom was not borne out ; though female prostitutes working under the influence of drugs were significantly more likely to report unsafe sex.
The degree to which commercial partners were judged to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs was not found to bear upon the frequency or respondents'condom use.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prostitution, Hétérosexualité, Homosexualité, Consommation, Substance toxicomanogène, Boisson alcoolisée, Facteur risque, Prise risque, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Relation sexuelle, Comportement sexuel, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prostitution, Heterosexuality, Homosexuality, Consumption, Drug of abuse, Alcoholic beverage, Risk factor, Risk taking, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Sexual intercourse, Sexual behavior, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0197713
Code Inist : 002A26G05. Création : 09/06/1995.