publication . Preprint . 2009

Are Drinkers Prone to Engage in Risky Sexual Behaviors?

Ana I. Gil Lacruz; Marta Gil Lacruz; Juan Oliva;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Nov 2009
Abstract
Sexually transmitted diseases pose an important public health problem around the world. Although many studies have explored the link between alcohol use and risky sexual practices, the unobserved differences among individuals make it difficult to assess whether the associations are casual in nature. In order to overcome these difficulties, we have obtained data from the Spanish Health and Sexual Behavior Survey (2003) in order to analyze risky sexual behaviors using four alternative methodologies: controlling results with a rich set of variables; identifying the impact of alcohol use while assuming there is an identical selection outcome for observed and unobser...

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