• Orientación Sexual y el Uso de Anabólicos Esteroideos en jóvenes varones Latinoamericanos entre 18 y 30 años

      Gutiérrez Sierra, Manuel Eduardo; Poletti, Jamil; Wiegering, Andres (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), 2018-01-23)
      Objective Our objective is to evaluate the existence of an association between sexual orientation and the use of anabolic androgenic steroids in young Latin American males (18 to 30 years). Methods The study had an observational, analytical and cross-sectional design. The data collection was obtained through an instrument advertised via Facebook. Prevalence ratios were calculated among the main variables with Poisson regression models and finally adjusted for possible confounders. In addition, models were generated according to the state of cohabitation (yes/no) because of the presence of statistical interaction (p<0,05). Results The total number of respondents was 1,907 people, of whom 1,777 were considered for the study. Of these, 20,9% were homosexual and 21,2% were bisexual. Regarding the use of AAS, the frequency was 5,40%. In the general population, there was no evidence of association between homosexual (PR:1,36; CI:0,96-1,92) and bisexual (PR:0,67; CI:0,41-1,08) orientation with the use of AAS (p>0,05). In sigle individuals, there was an association between being bisexual and the use of AAS (PR:0,35; CI:0,17-0,75), whereas in the cohabiting people it was shown that bisexuals presented 3 times more probability of using AAS (PR:3,61; CI:1,51-8,60). Conclusion There was no association between sexual orientation and the use of AAS in the total sample. However, when stratifying by cohabitation status, bisexuality was negatively associated with the use of AAS in single participants, and positively in those who cohabited with a partner.
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