Partner Influences and Gender-Related Factors Associated with Noncondom Use Among Young Adult African American Women
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We examined the partner influences and gender-related correlates of noncondom use among African American women. The prevalence of noncondom use was 45.3%. Women whose sexual partners were noncondom users were four times more likely to believe that asking their partner to use a condom implied he was unfaithful, three times as likely to have a partner who resisted using condoms, three times more likely to receive AFDC, twice as likely to be sexually nonassertive, three times more likely to believe that it was not difficult to find an “eligible” African American man, and three times as likely to have had one sexual partner. HIV prevention tailored towards African American women should address these partner influences and gender-related factors.
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- Partner Influences and Gender-Related Factors Associated with Noncondom Use Among Young Adult African American Women
American Journal of Community Psychology
Volume 26, Issue 1 , pp 29-51
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