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Title

Alcohol Use Problems and Sexual Risk Among Young Adult African American Mothers.

Authors

A Swartzendruber, JM Sales, ES Rose, RJ DiClemente

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Other

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Journal Name

AIDS and Behavior

Publication Date

10/26/2015

PubMed Search

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26499334

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PMID

26499334

Abstract

​Studies have documented high levels of alcohol use and sexual risk among young mothers. We examined parenting satisfaction and self-efficacy in relation to alcohol use problems and sexual risk among 346 young African American women enrolled in an HIV prevention trial, 41 % (n = 141) of whom were mothers. Among mothers, greater parenting satisfaction was associated with a reduced likelihood of problematic alcohol use, having multiple sex partners, and testing positive for Trichomonas vaginalis. Relative to non-parenting women, mothers reported lower condom use. Compared to non-parenting women, mothers with the highest parenting satisfaction reported fewer alcohol use problems; mothers with the lowest parenting satisfaction reported lower condom use and were more likely to have multiple partners and test positive for T. vaginalis. Parenting self-efficacy was not associated with the outcomes examined. Future research investigating relationships between parenting satisfaction, alcohol use and sexual risk may be useful for improving multiple maternal health outcomes.

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Topic

Black; Substance Abuse; Women

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