AIDS and Behavior

, Volume 16, Issue 7, pp 2051–2061

The Relationship Between Gender Role Conflict and Condom Use Among Black MSM

  • David J. Malebranche
  • Roman Gvetadze
  • Gregorio A. Millett
  • Madeline Y. Sutton
Original Paper


Gender role conflict may influence condom use among black MSM. We examined relationships between the Gender Role Conflict Scale (GRCS), social/demographic variables and condom use among 456 black MSM. Higher total GRCS scores did not predict unprotected insertive anal intercourse (UIAI) or unprotected receptive anal intercourse (URAI) with men, but were associated with unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse (UVI/UAI) with women among bisexually active participants (n = 69). Higher perceived HIV risk reduced the likelihood of both UIAI and URAI with men. Internet recruitment venues, sexual discrimination experiences, higher numbers of sex partners and UVI/UAI with women all increased the likelihood of UIAI with men, while education (college/technical school or college degree) was associated with URAI with men. Future sexual health interventions for black MSM should emphasize broader social/demographic and alternative gender role variables with male sexual partners, while traditional GRCS variables may prove useful among those with female sexual partners.


HIV/AIDS Black MSM Gender role conflict Masculinity Condom use 


Los conflictos de género papel puede influir en el uso del condón entre los HSH negro. Se examinaron las relaciones entre el género papel Conflict Scale (CRG), sociales y variables demográficas y el uso del condón entre los HSH 456 negro. Los puntajes más altos CRG total no predecir sexo anal sin protección insertivo (UIAI) o relaciones sexuales sin protección anal receptivo (URAI) con los hombres, pero se asociaron con las relaciones sexuales vaginales o anales sin protección (UVI/AUI) con las mujeres bisexuales entre los participantes activos. Mayor percepción de riesgo del VIH reduce la probabilidad de que ambos UIAI y URAI con los hombres. Lugares de internet de contratación, las experiencias de discriminación sexual, un mayor número de parejas sexuales y UVI/AUI con mujeres de todo aumento de la probabilidad de UIAI con los hombres, mientras que la educación (colegio / escuela técnica o título universitario) se asoció con URAI con los hombres. Las futuras intervenciones de salud sexual de los HSH negro debe hacer hincapié en las variables sociales más amplios de género/demográficos y otros tipos de papel con sus parejas sexuales masculinas, mientras que las variables CRG tradicionales puede resultar útil en aquellos con parejas sexuales femeninas.

Palabras clave

VIH/SIDA HSH Negro Los conflictos de género papel Masculinidad, uso del condón 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. Malebranche
    • 1
  • Roman Gvetadze
    • 2
  • Gregorio A. Millett
    • 2
  • Madeline Y. Sutton
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of General MedicineEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Division of HIV/AIDS PreventionCenters for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA

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