Alcohol use and sexual risk behaviour: a cross-cultural by World Health Organization

By World Health Organization

This document reports the results of a venture to higher comprehend in addition to enhance a strategy to review the criteria linked to sexual possibility behaviour between alcohol clients in various cultural settings. The venture concerned about 8 nations from 4 continents (Belarus, India, Mexico, Kenya, Romania, the Russian Federation, South Africa and Zambia).

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Young people were more A repressive male-dominated culture entailed, for uninformed than adults about example, the fact that many young people were too the protection offered by shy to buy condoms. condoms. Girls also had or pretended to have little experience of sexual issues and therefore did not insist on condom use or did not carry condoms. Young men, furthermore, did not stop to get condoms as they did not want to “sexually scare” their partners (who could change their minds). ALCOHOL USE AND SEXUAL RISK BEHAVIOUR: A CROSS-CULTURAL STUDY IN EIGHT COUNTRIES - WHO, GENEVA Homosexual men expressed their “masculinity” through engaging in multiple sexual relations with other men.

The discussion is followed by examples of the results of an analysis of the subjective meanings that individuals attached to the concept of sexual risk in the selected countries, as well as a list of very complex patterns of risk behaviour. 1 Key alcohol use-related patterns of STI/HIV risks Table 6 presents the key patterns/regularities that emerged in the analysis of the data reported in the country reports regarding the risks that alcohol consumption posed for STI/HIV infection. g. behaviour settings/situations) placed individuals at risk of STI/HIV infection.

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