Behavioural Factors Affecting Condom-Use Negotiation among South African Female Youth

Ololade O. J. Baruwa, North-West University, Mafikeng South Africa
Acheampong Y. Amoateng , North-West

Background: In the fight against HIV/AIDS and unintended pregnancies, studies have shown that sexual partners who can communicate about condom use and safer sex have lower likelihood of HIV and unintended pregnancy. Objective: We used Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) to construct the behavioural factors that could be associated with condom-use negotiation among South African female youth. Methods: The study used responses from females aged 15-34 years from the 2016 South African Demographic and Health Survey (SADHS) data. Multivariate logistic regression modelling was employed to analyze the data. Results: The study found that female youth who did not intend to use contraceptive had lower risk of condom-use negotiation. Female youth who had tested for HIV (OR; 3.07, CI: 1.72-5.49), ever experienced emotional violence (OR; 1.58, CI: 1.01-2.48) and used condom at last sex (OR; 1.83, CI: 1.22-2.74) were more likely to negotiate for condom use. Conclusion: Female youth should be exposed to behavioral change interventions that can positively impact negotiation for condom use with their partners.

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 Presented in Session P2. Poster Session Ageing, Health and Mortality