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Condom use in a group of Aboriginal women

Roberts, Kathryn L. and Cahill, Selina (1997). Condom use in a group of Aboriginal women. Australian Journal of Rural Health,5(1):43-47.

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Title Condom use in a group of Aboriginal women
Author Roberts, Kathryn L.
Cahill, Selina
Journal Name Australian Journal of Rural Health
Publication Date 1997
Volume Number 5
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1038-5282   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0031061451
Start Page 43
End Page 47
Total Pages 5
Place of Publication Melbourne
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract This exploratory study investigated the attitudes of Aboriginal women in Darwin to the use of condoms to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. An Aboriginal research assistant interviewed twelve women regarding their usage of and attitudes to the male condom and their attitude to the possibility of using a female condom. These women, like their ethnic minority counterparts in Africa and North America, had a fair level of knowledge about HIV, a low level of perceived risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, infrequent usage of male condoms with their partner, and negative attitudes to the male condom. Their attitude to the female condom was more positive. Educational programs and further research into the attitudes of women in remote communities are recommended.
Keywords aboriginal women
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