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'Bring us the female condom': HIV intervention, gender and political empowerment in two South African communities

Preston-Whyte, E. M


The quotation which heads this paper encapsulates two important issues in AIDS research in South Africa: the one is substantive, the other methodological. The link between them is the rapid spread of HIV/AIDS in the country and the indication not only that women are more at risk of infection than men, but that, as in many other parts of the world, much of their vulnerability is gender based. ‘Bring us the female condom’ sums up the response of one particular group of black South African women...[Show more]

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Date published: 1995
Type: Journal article


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