Factors shaping condom use among South African university students: a thematic analysis

Protogerou, Cleo, Flisher, Alan J and Wild, Lauren G
(2014) Factors shaping condom use among South African university students: a thematic analysis. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 24 (3). pp. 215-224.

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This study aimed to investigate contextual influences on condom use by South African university students. Twenty one-to- one, semi-structured interviews were conducted with male and female South African undergraduates. The data were thematically analysed. Results revealed that condom use was transient and often unrelated to disease prevention. Condom use was impeded by closer perceived intimacy, gender dynamics, and social stigma against proposing use of condoms in a presumably committed relationship. Public health policies regarding condom, pill and injection pricing / promotion, and religious toleration also hampered condom use, by encouraging a preference over hormonal contraception or proscribing contraceptive measures altogether. The results provide a basis for considering the impact of immediate and wider social contexts on condom use, as proposed by socio-ecological models of HIV risk behaviour.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Contraception/Reproduction, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Prevention, Behavioral and Social Science, Infectious Diseases, 3 Good Health and Well Being
Subjects: ?? BF ??
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2015 10:42
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2024 06:14
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2014.906081
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/2002580