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Prevalence and motivations of vaginal practices in Tete Province, Mozambique

Francois, Isabelle; Bagnol, Brigitte; Chersich, Matthew; Mbofana, Francisco; Mariano, Esmeralda; Nzwalo, H.; Kenter, Elise; Mbona Tumwesigye, Nazarius; Hull, Terence; Martin Hilber, Adriane


Vaginal practices have been linked with an increase in risk for HIV transmission and other harms. In 2007, a household survey of 919 women was conducted in Tete province, Mozambique, as part of the World Health Organization Multicountry Study on Gender, Sexuality, and Vaginal Practices. Women aged 18 to 60 years old were interviewed to determine prevalence and motivations for vaginal practices. A large range of frequently used practices was identified. Nearly 80% of women reported three or more...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Sexual Health
DOI: 10.1080/19317611.2012.691443


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