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Understanding drug use and chemsex among men who have sex with men

BASHH Spring Conference, Glasgow, 2 June 2015.

Speakers: Adam Bourne

Based on a qualitative scoping study, completed in 2014, this plenary talk examines the association between (chemsex) drug use and physical, mental and sexual-health related harms. It suggests interventions seeking to manage chemsex related harms should engage with both online and physical commercial gay spaces and attend to reducing harm that some men experience, but also challenge perceived community norms about chemsex that may be emerging in the UK.

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