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Condom use and the popular press in Nigeria

Renne, Elisha P

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The increased acceptability and use of condoms by men in southwestern Nigeria is reflected in joking references to condoms in the comic-style popular press. Yet these references display an ambivalence about condoms that is mirrored in survey data and in interviews regarding condom use by rural Ekiti Yoruba men. This ambivalence, which is often couched in terms of health, has implications for the acceptance of government-sponsored HIV/AIDS-related educational programs. Because of the irreverence...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorRenne, Elisha P
dc.date.accessioned2002-06-03
dc.date.accessioned2004-05-19T15:21:07Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:46:38Z
dc.date.available2004-05-19T15:21:07Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:46:38Z
dc.date.created1993
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/41257
dc.identifier.urihttp://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/41257
dc.description.abstractThe increased acceptability and use of condoms by men in southwestern Nigeria is reflected in joking references to condoms in the comic-style popular press. Yet these references display an ambivalence about condoms that is mirrored in survey data and in interviews regarding condom use by rural Ekiti Yoruba men. This ambivalence, which is often couched in terms of health, has implications for the acceptance of government-sponsored HIV/AIDS-related educational programs. Because of the irreverence of comic-style newspapers and the ‘unofficial’ nature of their authority which coincides with popular attitudes about health programs, they have a credibility that could be useful in educating adolescents about sexually-transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherHealth Transition Centre, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University
dc.subjectcondoms
dc.subjectNigeria
dc.subjectpopular press
dc.subjectEkiti Yoruba
dc.subjectHIV/AIDS
dc.subjectsexually transmitted diseases
dc.subjectcomic-style newspapers
dc.subjecteducational programs
dc.titleCondom use and the popular press in Nigeria
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.refereedno
local.identifier.citationmonthapr
local.identifier.citationnumber1
local.identifier.citationpages41-56
local.identifier.citationpublicationHealth Transition Review
local.identifier.citationvolume3
local.identifier.citationyear1993
local.identifier.eprintid396
local.rights.ispublishedyes
dc.date.issued1993
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