Sexual identity and risk behavior among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Accra, Ghana and Lomẻ, Togo

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This article studies the impact of homonegativity on risky sexual behavior among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Ghana and Togo (West Africa) using a mixed method approach.

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Moore, Ami R.; Driver, Nichola; Owusu, Gertrude Adobea & Amey, Foster May 22, 2017.

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    Place of Publication: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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This article studies the impact of homonegativity on risky sexual behavior among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Ghana and Togo (West Africa) using a mixed method approach.

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Abstract: Objectives: We examined sexual identity and its relationship with risky
sexual behavior among 60 men who have sex with men in Accra, Ghana and Lomé,
Togo. Methods: We used mixed-methods to investigate this relationship. Results:
Quantitative results show that negative sexual identity leads to risky sexual behavior.
For example, exchanging sex for valued resources is, positively associated
with identity confusion. But as revealed by the qualitative findings, the relationship
between sexual identity and risky sexual behavior may stem from homophobic perception.
Conclusions: More research is needed to disentangle the complex issues of
sexual identity and sexual risk behavior.

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  • Cogent Medicine, 2017. Oxfordshire, UK: Cogent OA

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  • Publication Title: Cogent Medicine
  • Volume: 4
  • Pages: 1-13
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Moore, Ami R.; Driver, Nichola; Owusu, Gertrude Adobea & Amey, Foster. Sexual identity and risk behavior among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Accra, Ghana and Lomẻ, Togo, article, May 22, 2017; Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc987459/: accessed September 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Arts and Sciences.