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The price of promiscuity: why urban males in Tanzania are changing their sexual behaviour

Pool, Robert; Maswe, Mary; Boerma, J. Ties; Nnko, Soori

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This article presents evidence of a substantial change in sexual behaviour among urban factory workers during the last four years; it discusses the nature of this change and the reasons for it. Fear of AIDS was the main motivating factor, followed by economic hardship: because AIDS is incurable and because sexual relationships have a substantial transactional component, workers see themselves as paying the price of promiscuity with their lives as well as their dwindling financial resources....[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorPool, Robert
dc.contributor.authorMaswe, Mary
dc.contributor.authorBoerma, J. Ties
dc.contributor.authorNnko, Soori
dc.contributor.editorCaldwell, John C.
dc.contributor.editorJain, Shail
dc.date.accessioned2003-03-05
dc.date.accessioned2004-05-19T15:33:45Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:48:11Z
dc.date.available2004-05-19T15:33:45Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:48:11Z
dc.date.created1996
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/41398
dc.identifier.urihttp://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/41398
dc.description.abstractThis article presents evidence of a substantial change in sexual behaviour among urban factory workers during the last four years; it discusses the nature of this change and the reasons for it. Fear of AIDS was the main motivating factor, followed by economic hardship: because AIDS is incurable and because sexual relationships have a substantial transactional component, workers see themselves as paying the price of promiscuity with their lives as well as their dwindling financial resources. Respondents preferred partner reduction, and in particular sticking to one partner, to condom use. Condoms were not popular, mainly because of fears that they were impregnated with HIV and because of their association with promiscuous behaviour.
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherHealth Transition Centre, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University
dc.subjectTanzania
dc.subjectpromiscuity
dc.subjecturban males
dc.subjectsexual behaviour
dc.subjectfactory workers
dc.subjectHIV/AIDS
dc.subjectSTDs
dc.subjectcondoms
dc.titleThe price of promiscuity: why urban males in Tanzania are changing their sexual behaviour
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.refereedno
local.identifier.citationmonthoct
local.identifier.citationnumber2
local.identifier.citationpages203-221
local.identifier.citationpublicationHealth Transition Review
local.identifier.citationvolume6
local.identifier.citationyear1996
local.identifier.eprintid884
local.rights.ispublishedyes
dc.date.issued1996
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