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Slam sex’ - sexualised injecting drug use (‘SIDU’) - A scoping review.

Scheibein, F, Wells, J, Henriques, S and Van Hout, MC Slam sex’ - sexualised injecting drug use (‘SIDU’) - A scoping review. Journal of Homosexuality. ISSN 0091-8369 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Sexualised injecting drug use (‘SIDU’) is a phenomenon associated with a wide array of high-risk injecting and sex-related practices. This review establishes what is known about Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and SIDU to assess implications for health care and policy. The Levac, Colquhoun & O’Brien, (2010) scoping review methodology was employed for the purposes of the search. Characteristics of MSM for ‘SIDU’ appear to include being on anti-retroviral treatment and urban residency with drivers being challenging social taboos; a search for intimacy; convenience of administration; relationship breakdown and increased restrictions in clubs and saunas. Attraction for use appears to be enhancement or prolongation of sexual experiences/ pleasure; intimacy and the facilitation of a range of potentially ‘unsafe’ sexual activity. Traditional services are ill-equipped to address ‘SIDU’ because of a lack of knowledge of practices, lack of associated vocabulary and a failure to integrate sexual health with drug services. For effective responses these issues need to be addressed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1699 Other Studies in Human Society, 1701 Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0440 Study and Teaching. Research
Divisions: Public Health Institute
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 12:25
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 12:30
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12015

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