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The context of condom use among young adults in the Philippines: implications for HIV prevention

TitleThe context of condom use among young adults in the Philippines: implications for HIV prevention
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLucea, MB, Hindin, MJ, Gultiano, S, Kub, J, Rose, L
JournalHealth Care for Women International
Volume34
Pagination227-48
ISBN Number1096-4665 (Electronic)0739-9332 (Linking)
Accession Number23394323
KeywordsAdult, Asian Continental Ancestry Group/psychology, Condoms/ utilization, Female, Focus Groups, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, HIV Infections/ prevention & control/ psychology, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Male, Perception, Philippines, Qualitative Research, Questionnaires, Religion and Sex, Risk Factors, Risk-Taking, Safe Sex/ psychology, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Sexual Partners/psychology, Socioeconomic Factors, Urban Population, Young Adult
Abstract

We examine current perceptions and constraints surrounding condom use among young adults in the Philippines to garner a deeper contextual understanding of this aspect of HIV prevention within Filipino society. Through thematic analysis of focus group data, we found three broad themes, all of which include societal and individual barriers to using condoms. The findings may provide insight for similar settings in which religion has a strong influence on society. To strengthen HIV prevention efforts in such settings, we suggest that the development of strategies to address these constraints and promote healthy sexuality in young adults is essential.

PMCID

PMC3578603