Print Get Citation Citation Disclaimer: These citations have been automatically generated based on the information we have and it may not be 100% accurate. Please consult the latest official manual style if you have any questions regarding the format accuracy. AMA Citation Gipsman A. Gipsman A Gipsman, Alex. Electronic vapor product use in adolescents associated with increased sexual risk behaviors. 2 Minute Medicine, 27 May 2021. McGraw Hill, 2021. AccessPediatrics. https://accesspediatrics.mhmedical.com/updatesContent.aspx?gbosid=556853§ionid=256008821APA Citation Gipsman A. Gipsman A Gipsman, Alex. (2021). Electronic vapor product use in adolescents associated with increased sexual risk behaviors. (2021). 2 minute medicine. McGraw Hill. https://accesspediatrics.mhmedical.com/updatesContent.aspx?gbosid=556853§ionid=256008821.MLA Citation Gipsman A. Gipsman A Gipsman, Alex. "Electronic vapor product use in adolescents associated with increased sexual risk behaviors." 2 Minute Medicine McGraw Hill, 2021, https://accesspediatrics.mhmedical.com/updatesContent.aspx?gbosid=556853§ionid=256008821. Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager Mendeley © Copyright Clip Full Chapter Figures Only Tables Only Videos Only Supplementary Content Electronic vapor product use in adolescents associated with increased sexual risk behaviors by Alex Gipsman, MD Listen +Originally published by 2 Minute Medicine® (view original article). Reused on AccessMedicine with permission. +1. In a cross-sectional study of U.S. high school students, those who used electronic vapor products were more likely than non-users to have engaged in sexual risk behaviors. +2. Findings were similar amongst those who used electronic vapor products occasionally, frequently, and daily. +Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: + +Although previous research has identified that use of electronic vapor products (EVPs) in adolescents is associated with risk behaviors such as substance use and violent behavior, few studies have investigated the association of EVP use with risky sexual behaviors. This study sought to examine the relationship between EVP use and sexual risk behavior (SRB) using a nationally representative sample of high school students. Overall, EVP use at any frequency was found to be associated with an increased prevalence of SRBs, including experiencing sexual violence. Although strengthened by its large sample size, this study has several limitations, including its employment of somewhat subjectively defined terms and inability to determine causation due to its cross-sectional design. Overall, findings from this study stress the importance of screening for SRBs in adolescents who engage in EVP use. +Click to read the study in PEDIATRICS +Relevant Reading: Adolescent Risk Behaviors and Use of Electronic Vapor Products and Cigarettes In-Depth [cross-sectional study]: + +This cross-sectional study of a nationally representative sample of high school students used data that was gathered from the 2017 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey to assess relationships between frequency of EVP and/or cigarette use, demographic variables, and sexual risk behaviors (SRBs). SRBs included ever engaging in sexual intercourse, engaging in sexual intercourse in the last 3 months, sexual intercourse younger than 13 or 16 years old, greater than 4 lifetime partners, alcohol or drug use before intercourse, condom use, and experiencing forced sexual intercourse, sexual violence, or sexual dating violence. Results were reported as adjusted prevalence ratios (aPRs). Overall, 6.5% of students had used EVPs only in the last 30 days, 2.8% had used cigarettes, and 6.5% had used both. EVP-only use was more prevalent in students who were male and identified as heterosexual, whereas combined EVP and cigarette use was more prevalent in students who were non-Hispanic white, and in those who identified as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. EVP-only users at any frequency were more likely to have engaged in 9 of 10 SRBs with the exception of lack of condom use. Of note, users of EVPs and/or cigarettes were more likely than non-users to have experienced forced sexual intercourse (aPR range: 1.92–2.75), sexual violence (aPR range: 1.92–2.52), and sexual dating violence (aPR range: 1.69–1.79). +©2020 2 Minute Medicine, Inc. All rights reserved. No works may be reproduced without expressed written consent from 2 Minute Medicine, Inc. Inquire about licensing here. No article should be construed as medical advice and is not intended as such by the authors or by 2 Minute Medicine, Inc.