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Title:Remarks concerning condoms and AIDS: some research findings
Author:Forster, Peter G.ISNI
Year:2002
Periodical:The Society of Malawi Journal
Volume:55
Issue:1
Pages:67-75
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Malawi
Central Africa
Subjects:family planning
contraception
AIDS
Medicine, Nutrition, Public Health
AIDS (Disease)--Prevention
Condoms
media
Cultural factors
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/29779087
Abstract:Research in Zomba district, Malawi, mainly in 1993, on gossip and off-the-cuff remarks concerning the issue of AIDS indicates that the wider response to AIDS is relevant to the issue of condom acceptance. AIDS was an important topic of debate. In the course of such debate, condoms were one of the issues that arose on a regular basis. The author presents the main patterns of response under the following headings: reaction to public promotion of condoms, general acceptance of condoms for AIDS control, general acceptance of condoms as control against sexually transmitted diseases, use of condoms and sensitivity, use of condoms seen as pointless, dangers and diseases caused by condoms, selective acceptance of condoms. The use of the condom is very much a matter for male control of the situation. If a man is reluctant to use it, he can pressurize the woman for sex even if she tries to resist. Bibliogr. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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