Suffered violence, drug consumption and risk behaviors in homosexual and bisexual individuals

  • Grayce Alencar Albuquerque School of Medicine of ABC, Santo André, SP, Brazil. Laboratory of Design of Studies and Scientific Writing, Department of Collective Health. 232 Grã Bretanha Street., Princípe de Gales, ZIP CODE 090060500, Santo André (São Paulo), Brazil
  • Cintia de Lima Garcia School of Medicine of ABC, Santo André, SP, Brazil. Laboratory of Design of Studies and Scientific Writing, Department of Collective Health. 232 Grã Bretanha Street., Princípe de Gales, ZIP CODE 090060500, Santo André (São Paulo), Brazil
  • Jameson Moreira Belém Regional University of Cariri, Crato, Ceará, Brazil.300 Eufrásio Alencar Street., Centro, ZIP 56230970, Exu (Pernambuco), Brazil
  • Francisco Winter dos Santos Figueiredo School of Medicine of ABC, Santo André, SP, Brazil. Laboratory of Design of Studies and Scientific Writing, Department of Collective Health. 232 Grã Bretanha Street., Princípe de Gales, ZIP CODE 090060500, Santo André (São Paulo), Brazil.
  • Laércio da Silva Paiva School of Medicine of ABC, Santo André, SP, Brazil. Laboratory of Design of Studies and Scientific Writing, Department of Collective Health. 232 Grã Bretanha Street., Princípe de Gales, ZIP CODE 090060500, Santo André (São Paulo), Brazil.
  • Teresa Maria Siqueira Nascimento Arrais Nursing Course of Juazeiro do Norte School. 492 São Benedito Street., 492, São Miguel, ZIPE CODE 63010552, Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, Brasil
  • Glauberto da Silva Quirino Regional University of Cariri, Crato, Ceará, Brazil. Professor of the Nursing Course. 109 Manoel Miguel Cordeiro Street, José Geraldo da Cruz, ZIPE CODE 63033-265, Juazeiro do Norte (Ceará), Brazil
  • Luiz Carlos de Abreu School of Medicine of ABC, Santo André, SP, Brazil. Laboratory of Design of Studies and Scientific Writing, Department of Collective Health. 821 Príncipe de Gales Ave., Príncipe de Gales, ZIP CODE 09060650, Santo André (São Paulo), Brazil.
  • Vitor Engrácia Valenti School of Phylosophy and Sciences, Paulista State University. 737 Hygino Muzzi Filho Ave., Palmital, ZIP CODE 17525-000, Marilia (São Paulo), Brazil
  • Érika da Silva Maciel School of Medicine of ABC, Santo André, SP, Brazil. Laboratory of Design of Studies and Scientific Writing, Department of Collective Health. 821 Príncipe de Gales Ave., Príncipe de Gales, ZIP CODE 09060650, Santo André (São Paulo), Brazil.
  • Luis Vinicius de Alcantara Sousa
  • Fernando Adami

Abstract

Background. This study examined the prevalence of violence suffered, drug use and risk behaviors in homosexual and bisexual individuals. Method. Cross-sectional, quantitative study involving 296 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgendered individuals in the municipalities of Crato and Juazeiro do Norte, South of Ceará state, Brazil. Findings. Psychological/verbal abuse is the most prevalent and depressants of the central nervous system are chosen for consumption after victimization. Depressant and stimulant drugs were associated to dependence and risk behaviors in sexual minorities. Conclusion. Gay and bisexual people use drugs after suffering violence, with an association between drug use and developing risk behaviors. Further investigations inherent in these associations are necessary, since other factors may interact to violence, drug use and risk behaviors in sexual minorities.

 

Published
Apr 5, 2015
How to Cite
ALBUQUERQUE, Grayce Alencar et al. Suffered violence, drug consumption and risk behaviors in homosexual and bisexual individuals. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, apr. 2015. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1043>. Date accessed: 20 sep. 2020. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1651.
Section
Psychiatry & Mental Health

Keywords

Homosexuality; Bisexuality; Violence; Illicit Drugs

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