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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 490-494

Psychosocial health and its associated factors among Men who have sex with Men in India: A cross-sectional studyS

Department of Community Medicine, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India

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Kartikey Yadav
Department of Community Medicine, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/indianjpsychiatry.indianjpsychiatry_18_21

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Background and Aim: MSM in India experience complex and multiple psychosocial challenges. The current study was conducted with an aim to assess the magnitude and predictors of psychosocial health-related problems including MSM registered in targeted intervention centers in Delhi. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 235 MSMs. Burden of psychosocial health issues among MSM including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and partner violence was assessed using semistructured questionnaire. Chi-square test was used to study the association of sociodemographic characteristics and psychosocial issues among the study participants. Results: The prevalence of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and partner violence was 45.1%, 37.8%, 27.6%, and 8%, respectively. Age (<24 years), education up to middle school, and being single had significant association with depression. Being sex worker as occupation had a significant association with anxiety and intimate partner violence. Conclusions: The study reveals a significant burden of psychosocial problems and throws light toward broadening the spectrum of health assessment among this vulnerable group.



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