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Sex in a Lifetime: Sexual Behaviors in the United States by Lifetime Number of Sex Partners, 2006–2010

Haderxhanaj, Laura T. MPH, MS; Leichliter, Jami S. PhD; Aral, Sevgi O. PhD; Chesson, Harrell W. PhD

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: June 2014 - Volume 41 - Issue 6 - p 345–352
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000132
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Abstract: Using data from the 2006–2010 National Survey of Family Growth, we found that lifetime number of vaginal sex partners is positively associated with the number of sex partners in the past 12 months and negatively associated with age at first vaginal intercourse among 15- to 44-year-old male and female respondents.

Recent sexual behavioral data are examined by lifetime number of vaginal sex partners, age, and sex for the United States from 2006 to 2010.

From the Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Acknowledgment: This research was supported in part by an appointment to the Research Participation Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education through an interagency agreement between the US Department of Energy and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Disclosure: The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Correspondence: Laura Thimie Haderxhanaj, MPH, MS, Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, Mailstop E-02, Atlanta, GA 30333. E-mail: LHaderxhanaj@cdc.gov.

Received for publication August 1, 2013, and accepted March 26, 2014.

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