The sexual health behavior of formerly incarcerated persons (FIPs) not only affects the FIP, their sex partners, and their significant others, but also affects their families and the communities in which they live. Certain health conditions, which are overrepresented in incarcerated populations, are directly impacted by sexual health behavior. These conditions include HIV infection and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), which can have dramatic effects on the communities accepting the FIPs. FIPs of all ages need access to comprehensive resources that support healthy sexual behavior. Effective prevention and management of these pressing health conditions can positively influence family structure, employment, financial stability, and demand for health care services. In this article, we will examine the impact of sexual health behavior on the male FIP aged 14 years and up, as well as their communities. We evaluate what resources are available to inform and support healthy sexual behavior. In addition to assessing the effectiveness of resources, we provide our point of view on enhancing the effectiveness of these efforts. These insights will be particularly relevant for individuals who design, execute, and evaluate efforts designed to affect the health of any individual impacted by the sexual health behavior of male FIPs.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Behavioral Health
- Formerly Incarcerated Persons
- Offender Health
- Offender Sexual Behavior
- Sexual Health Behavior