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Postpartum sexual abstinence in the era of AIDS in Ghana: prospects for change

Awusabo-Asare, Kofi; Anarfi, John Kwasi


Postpartum sexual abstinence for females has been identified as one of the socio-cultural factors with the potential for creating conditions for the sexual spread of HIV in areas where it is practised. In general, women are expected to abstain from sex after childbirth in order to ensure the survival of the mother and child. Men are not similarly expected to abstain and that has been used to rationalize polygyny. With changes in socio-economic conditions making it more difficult now than before...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1997
Type: Journal article


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