Gender-related psychosocial and cultural factors associated with condom use among Chinese married women

Citation
Csk. Tang et al., Gender-related psychosocial and cultural factors associated with condom use among Chinese married women, AIDS EDUC P, 13(4), 2001, pp. 329-342
Citations number
39
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Public Health & Health Care Science
Journal title
AIDS EDUCATION AND PREVENTION
ISSN journal
0899-9546 → ACNP
Volume
13
Issue
4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
329 - 342
Database
ISI
SICI code
0899-9546(200108)13:4<329:GPACFA>2.0.ZU;2-C
Abstract
The present study explored the interplay of psychosocial, gender, and cultu ral factors on Chinese married women's condom use. A total of 433 Chinese m arried women residing in Hong Kong participated in the study. Correlation r esults showed that participants' conservative gender attitudes toward sexua lity and sexual decision making were related to less accurate HIV/AIDS know ledge and less concern about contacting the disease from their husbands. Ab out 34.4% of the sexually active participants never used condoms in the pas t 6 months, and current condom use was associated with egalitarian gender a ttitudes, positive feelings about condom use, and concerns about contacting HIV/AIDS from their husbands. Among all participants, 32.5 % reported that they would not use condoms in their future sexual encounters. Future condo m use was related to shorter duration of marriage, accurate HIV/AIDS knowle dge, egalitarian gender attitudes, current condom use, and positive feeling s about condom use. Results from the logistic regression analyses showed th at egalitarian gender attitudes toward sexuality and positive feelings abou t condom use were the most salient predictors for current and future condom use.