Table 1

Number of men who have sex with men attending the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre between 2011 and 2018, stratified by men who have sex with men only (MSMO) and men who have sex with men and women (MSMW)

20112012201320142015201620172018Total
MSMO1047 (86.2)1282 (87.7)1422 (85.5)1433 (85.9)1658 (86.5)1872 (86.7)1938 (87.1)2143 (86.8)12 795 (86.6)
MSMW168 (13.8)180 (12.3)241 (14.5)235 (14.1)258 (13.5)286 (13.3)286 (12.9)325 (13.2)1979 (13.4)
 MSMW-W70 (41.7)70 (38.9)98 (40.7)108 (46.0)91 (35.3)114 (39.9)116 (40.6)137 (42.2)804 (40.6)
 MSMW-M64 (38.1)78 (43.3)96 (39.8)90 (38.3)127 (49.2)117 (40.9)124 (43.4)143 (44.0)839 (42.4)
 MSMW(=)34 (20.2)32 (17.8)47 (19.5)37 (15.7)40 (15.5)55 (19.2)46 (16.1)45 (13.8)336 (17.0)
Total1215146216631668191621582224246814 774
  • Data are presented as n (%) where n is the number of men in each category. The proportion of MSMO and MSMW was calculated using the total number of men each year as the denominator. The proportion of MSMW-W, MSMW-M and MSMW(=) was calculated using the total number of MSMW each year as the denominator.

  • MSMW(=), men who have sex with men and women but reported an equal number of male and female partners in the past 12 months; MSMW-M, men who have sex with men and women and had more male than female sexual partners in the past 12 months; MSMW-W, men who have sex with men and women and had more female than male sexual partners in the past 12 months.