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Studies show that asian american women have the highest std rates


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#1 TheShooter

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:16 AM (Edited by TheShooter, 22 August 2017 - 12:17 AM.)

here's a disturbing research study out of Boston University, on STD rates among Asian Americans. Professor Hyeouk Chris Hahm led the study, after noticing high STD rates among Asian Americans while working for ten years as a psychiatric social worker.

 

What she found was troubling:

Moreover, the power dynamic between genders became immediately clear.   Asian American women were four times more likely to have a STD than their male counterparts. “This was shocking,” said Hahm, “It was so much higher than the males.”
Accounting for the gender disparity, Hahm suggested that again, culture may be playing a critical role. “Condom use is hard in a culture where women are raised to be accommodating and polite.” She stated, “Asian and Pacific Islander women also have broader interracial dating patterns than Asian American men. This might explain why these women are exposed to higher rates of STDs.”

Over the course the study, Hahm unmasked some myths common about Asian Americans. She said, “There’s a perception that Asian Americans in particular aren’t practicing sexually risky behaviors.  But we found that Asian American young women are at risk of high STDs.  For instance, Asian American women had a higher prevalence of STDs than White women in both 1995 (10.4% vs. 7.7) and 2001 (13.5% vs. 8.3%).  The incidence of STDs (not diagnosed with STDs in 1995, but developed STIs in 2001) among Asian American women was also higher than that of White women." Moreover, the power dynamic between genders became immediately clear.   Asian American women were four times more likely to have a STD than their male counterparts. “This was shocking,” said Hahm, “It was so much higher than the males.” Accounting for the gender disparity, Hahm suggested that...“Asian and Pacific Islander women also have broader interracial dating patterns than Asian American men. This might explain why these women are exposed to higher rates of STDs.”

I think these findings definitely go against some prior conceptions about Asian Americans and sexually transmitted diseases. The 4:1 ratio of STDs among Asian American women to men is astounding. To see what this means, I looked up some global data of STD rates around the world, broken down by gender. In East Asia, and on every other continent, women have slightly higher STD rates than men, however nothing comes remotely close to the 4:1 ratio among Asian Americans.

It's unclear what the study means by "power dynamic," whether it means sexual power/demand, or power within the culture. One can speculate on a wide variety of reasons for why the STD rates are the way they are. I'll refrain from doing so, but nevertheless I thought it was noteworthy to bring up, as a point of discussion. How does this strike you?

 

https://hyphenmagazi...asian-americans




#2 Iljin Prince

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:19 AM

You can't say one of the reasons is because Asian women are culturally groomed to be polite and submissive so they have more unprotected sex and then say that another reason is that Asian women are more likely to date other races....

So are they traditional or not? Lol...


#3 Xx_Dokkaebi_xX

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:20 AM

well duh, they just smash people from all over the place hence why.




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Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:23 AM

no one is safe from STDs




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Posted 22 August 2017 - 12:43 AM

You can't say one of the reasons is because Asian women are culturally groomed to be polite and submissive so they have more unprotected sex and then say that another reason is that Asian women are more likely to date other races....

So are they traditional or not? Lol...

 

1st explanation doesn't apply in this case. We're talking about Asian American women.




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Posted 22 August 2017 - 05:11 AM (Edited by Fiza, 22 August 2017 - 05:15 AM.)

You can't say one of the reasons is because Asian women are culturally groomed to be polite and submissive so they have more unprotected sex and then say that another reason is that Asian women are more likely to date other races....
So are they traditional or not? Lol...

Power dynamic doesn't necessarily work like that. Because a woman may come from a culture that can lean towards being sexually submissive to men does not make someone entirely traditional or adverse to mixed race relationships. Old cultural traits die hard and all that.

I would like to think it isn't that though, that it's something else because it casts a poor light on us if it's true.


An odd aside from the article. Interracial dating... is that term still common in the US or something? I haven't heard it for years. I was in a relationship with a British Jamaican girl in the 90's and it was considered an old fashioned term back then. She hated it, only the elderly used it, most people said "mixed" even back then.

It sticks out like a sore thumb.


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 05:54 AM (Edited by Almondandlime, 22 August 2017 - 05:55 AM.)

Power dynamic doesn't necessarily work like that. Because a woman may come from a culture that can lean towards being sexually submissive to men does not make someone entirely traditional or adverse to mixed race relationships. Old cultural traits die hard and all that.

I would like to think it isn't that though, that it's something else because it casts a poor light on us if it's true.


An odd aside from the article. Interracial dating... is that term still common in the US or something? I haven't heard it for years. I was in a relationship with a British Jamaican girl in the 90's and it was considered an old fashioned term back then. She hated it, only the elderly used it, most people said "mixed" even back then.

It sticks out like a sore thumb.

In the US, mixed usually refers to a person who is multi racial. Relationships/marriages where the involved parties are of different races are still called interracial marriages/relationships. Though it's still kind of weird if you use that word to a person's face about their relationship. It's more common in academic contexts.


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 07:13 AM (Edited by Fiza, 22 August 2017 - 07:14 AM.)

In the US, mixed usually refers to a person who is multi racial. Relationships/marriages where the involved parties are of different races are still called interracial marriages/relationships. Though it's still kind of weird if you use that word to a person's face about their relationship. It's more common in academic contexts.



I see, we tend to use "mixed race" for someone who is multi-racial and for relationships (a mixed race relationship, mixed couple, or mixed relationship). So we use mixed for both.


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 08:48 AM

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 04:01 AM

https://www.cdc.gov/.../minorities.htm

 

I'll just leave this here.







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