P32. An Examination of Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Relationship between Psychological Distress and Sexual Risk-Taking Behavior in College Women


Research suggests adverse sexual health outcomes in young racial/ethnic minority women in comparison to their white counterparts. Sexual health is further threatened in the context of psychological distress. The current study examines the relationship between psychological distress and risky sexual behavior among 175,201 college women ages 18-25, with specific attention to racial/ethnic group differences. A new intersection of research, findings reveal poorer sexual health and related outcomes with higher psychological distress.

Poster Category: Research


Presenter(s): Delishia Pittman, PhD, ABPP, LPC, Cassandra Reidy Rush, MA, Alicia Quayson, MA, Danielle Hickman, MS  (The George Washington University); Sarah Litt, MA (Children's National Medical Center)

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