Condom Using Perception Among Sex-Buying Men in India
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 820-824
Received: Sep. 8, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 10, 2015; Published: Oct. 24, 2015
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Koustuv Dalal, Department of Public Health Science, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden
Jahan Shabnam, Independent Researcher, Copenhagen, Denmark
Animesh Biswas, Department of Public Health Science, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden
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Abstract
Aims: The study explores condom use among sex-buying men in India. The study also identifies the level of knowledge regarding the contraction of sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) and AIDS in relation to condom use. Methods: The observational study has designed in where purposively 156 Men were selected who reported that they paid for sex and used a condom during in the last 12 months. Respondents were from 29 Indian states during 2005-2006. Descriptive analysis was performed using SPSS Statistics version 20.0 for window for statistical analysis. Results: Majority of sex buyers were found in between 25-34 years age group, middle and higher income group were found more to buy sex than poor group. 77% of the participants used condoms every time they had paid sex with the female partner, majority of men had a good knowledge on AIDS ( 89%) and 78.8% has a believe that condom using can reduce risk of contaminated with HIV. Conclusion: Middle aged men in India with a high socio-economic status and educational background have a better perception, knowledge and attitude towards using condom during sex buying and have knowledge on HIV, however low poverty level men are vulnerable and they are expose to contamination with HIV AIDS.
Keywords
AIDS, Condom Use Behavior, India, Sex-Buying Men, STD
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Koustuv Dalal, Jahan Shabnam, Animesh Biswas, Condom Using Perception Among Sex-Buying Men in India, Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 820-824. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20150306.14
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