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Mobility, violence and the gendering of HIV in Papua New Guinea

Lepani, Katherine


The links between gender, sexuality and violence hold serious implications for HIV transmission and its social and economic effects. In Papua New Guinea, enduring and pervasive patterns of male sexual behaviour involving coercion, violence and gang rape are highly conducive to the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and have a critical bearing on women's sexual autonomy and health. The realities of violence are intensified by the widespread view that women are...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Anthropology, The
DOI: 10.1111/j.1835-9310.2008.tb00119.x


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