Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e318235b3c6
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Does the Internet Represent a Sexual Health Risk Environment for Young People?

Buhi, Eric R. MPH, PhD*; Cook, Robert L. MD, MPH†; Marhefka, Stephanie L. PhD*; Blunt, Heather D. MPH*; Wheldon, Christopher MSPH*; Oberne, Alison B. MA, MPH*; Mullins, Jocelyn C. DVM, MPH†; Dagne, Getachew A. PhD‡

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Abstract

This study examined sexual risk behaviors/outcomes among college students with online partners only, offline partners only, and both online/offline partners. Students with both online/offline partners were more likely to report sexually transmitted diseases, unintended pregnancy, and more vaginal/oral sex partners. Sex with online partners was not riskier than sex with offline partners.

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