The psychosocial determinants of the intention to reduce the number of sexual partners among recent traditionally initiated and circumcized men in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

A. Nyembezi, I. Funani, S. Sifunda, R.A.C. Ruiter, B. van den Borne, P. Reddy

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Abstract

This study focuses on the factors associated with the intention to reduce the number of sexual partners. An individual face-to-face interview was used to collect data amongst 2337 traditionally initiated and circumcized men in the rural areas of Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. About 55.5% reported having a main sexual partner and of those 41.4% indicated having other sexual partners. The strongest association with intention was found for self-efficacy towards having one sexual partner, which accounted for almost 49% of the variance. These findings provide specific information for the development of a focused cultural sensitive STI/HIV prevention programme in sexually active young men, which can be integrated into the initiation and health education practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)664-675
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

Keywords

  • Eastern Cape Province
  • male circumcision
  • male initiation
  • multiple sexual partners
  • rural areas
  • PLANNED BEHAVIOR
  • HIV PREVENTION
  • CONDOM USE
  • RISK
  • METAANALYSIS
  • BOTSWANA
  • KENYA
  • YOUTH
  • WOMEN

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