Simeon, Donald T.; Bain, Brendan C. ; Wyatt, Gail E.; LeFranc, Elsie R-M; Ricketts, Heather; Chambers, Claudia ; Tucker, M. Belinda
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Tropical Metabolism Research Unit; Community Health and Psychiatry; Institute of Social and Economic Research
Characteristics of Jamaicans who smoke marijuana before sex and their risk status for sexually transmitted diseases
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
Investigates whether the practice of marijuana smoking in Jamaica increased the risk for STD infections. A national sample of 2,580 randomly selected Jamaicans, aged 15 to 49 years were administered a questionnaire to measure a number of health and behavioural variables. The results indicate that more persons who smoked marijuana before sex had a history of STD infections than non-marijuana smokers, the difference was significant among men (46 percent vs 26 percent, p 0.001) but not among women (19 percent vs 8 percent)....