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Men, women and the trouble with condoms: problems associated with condom use by migrant workers in rural Zambia

Bond, Virginia; Dover, Paul


Understanding cultural attitudes to condoms is of the utmost importance in promoting their use as a means of protection against HIV transmission. This article examines condom use in relation to what people see as the purpose of sex, what good sex entails and how this relates to ideas of being a proper woman or man. It seems that the underlying and pervasive ideal is that sex is essentially a procreative act, since an emphasis on male potency and male and female fertility often overrides...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1997
Type: Journal article


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