Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from La Trobe University, "Of the data that are available, it appears a significant and increasing minority of heterosexuals have ever practised anal intercourse. Among homosexual men, most, but not all, report anal sex, with large proportions of men engaging in both insertive and receptive anal intercourse."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The most significant finding of the review was the dearth of population-based data, particularly relating to homosexual men."
For more information on this research see: Anal sex practices in heterosexual and male homosexual populations: a review of population-based data. Sexual Health, 2012;9(6):517-526. Sexual Health can be contacted at: Csiro Publishing, 150 Oxford St, PO Box 1139, Collingwood, Victoria 3066, Australia. (CSIRO Publishing - www.publish.csiro.au; Sexual Health - www.publish.csiro.au/nid/164.htm)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from W. Heywood, La Trobe University, Australian Res Center Sex Hlth & Soc, Melbourne, Vic 3000, Australia.
Keywords for this news article include: Melbourne, Australia and New Zealand, Sexual and Reproductive Health
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