Partner influences and gender-related factors associated with noncondom use among young adult african american women

Gina M. Wingood, Ralph J. DiClemente

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Abstract

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 likefy to receive AFDC, twice as likefy to be sexually nonassertive, three times more likefy to believe that it was not difficult to find an "eligible" African American man, and three times as likefy to have had one sexual partner. HIV prevention tailored towards African American women should address these partner influences and gender-related factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-51
Number of pages23
JournalAmerican journal of community psychology
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

Keywords

  • African American women
  • Condom use
  • Gender roles
  • HIV/AIDS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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