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1st report on gay sex published
www.chinaview.cn 2006-02-09 23:09:28

    BEIJING, Feb. 9 (Xinhuanet) - The first report on China's men-to-men sexual behaviors got published, the Beijing News reported Wednesday.

    The report, "MSM (men having sex with men) in China: surveying sex and self-identity", probes into the sex behaviors of the country's male homosexuals with 400 detailed interviews and case studies.

    It offers a look into the feelings, identity and expression of the gay group amid different social and cultural backgrounds, said Pan Suiming, director of Sexual Sociology Institute in People's University of China in the report's preface.

    The 650,000-word report, written by scholar and writer Tong Ge under the support of the Ford Foundation, is comprised of 15 chapters, including a comparison of attitudes towards MSM between Chinese and Western societies, aesthetics in MSM, and MSM group & marriage between opposite sex.

    Chinese society has developed a more open attitude towards homosexuality, as prestigious Fudan University began to offer the country's first course on homosexuality last September and the first homosexual cultural festival was held in Beijing last December.

    But men who have sex with men have been a high risk group contributing to China's 75,000 new HIV infections last year, according to a report jointly released by the Ministry of Health, UNAIDS and the World Health Organization in January. Enditem

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