condoms: Females more opposed to youth condom use

Posted: December 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

Most HIV prevention strategies for African youth have been ineffective in changing key behaviors like condom use, partly because community antagonism and structural barriers have rarely been addressed.

…with females generally more opposed to youth condom use. Health providers, teachers and male students seemed to be transitioning to more permissive attitudes.

…we believe that health campaigns should portray condoms as “disaster preparedness” devices for responsible youths, and more efforts should be made to dispel myths about condoms’ efficacy.

‘Community antagonism… females more opposed to youth condom use…’  Are carelessly disposed used-condoms helping the cause?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22916556

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