By Lisa Rapaport , Reuters Health. Reuters Health - Anal sex may be linked to an increased risk of incontinence, particularly among men who have sex with men, a U. Researchers analyzed national health survey data from 6, adults and found 37 percent of women and about 5 percent of men reported trying anal intercourse at least once. Alayne Markland of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Even though anal intercourse is common among both heterosexual and homosexual couples, little is known about how this practice might impact bowel function, Markland and colleagues note in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. To assess how these two things might be related, the researchers reviewed responses to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys completed in and from adults 20 years and older.
Metrics details. Little has been done to understand the discourses around HAS and terms people use to describe the practice in Tanzania. A better understanding of discourses on HAS would offer useful insights for measurement of the practice as well as designing appropriate interventions to minimise the risks inherent in the practice. This study employed qualitative approaches involving 24 focus group discussions and 81 in-depth interviews.
Studies of heterosexual HIV transmission have consistently found anal intercourse to be a highly predictive risk factor for seroconversion. Yet most AIDS prevention messages targeted at heterosexuals, presumably influenced by cultural taboos against acknowledging this sexual practice, continue to emphasize vaginal and, increasingly, oral sex transmission. The health risks of anal sex appear to be severely underestimated by a substantial proportion of sexually active women and men in North and Latin America as well as parts of South Asia, Africa, and other regions.
Search form Search. Add to Calendar: Google Calendar Outlook. Event Kind: Seminar Series. Invitation Limited to: Open to the Public. Anal intercourse penile-anal contact is a culturally taboo and stigmatized behavior in the United States.