Trends in Sexual Behaviour and Marriage in sub-Saharan Africa.
Article Type: Book review
Subject: Books (Book reviews)
Pub Date: 05/01/2010
Publication: Name: Reproductive Health Matters Publisher: Reproductive Health Matters Audience: General Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Family and marriage; Health; Women's issues/gender studies Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Reproductive Health Matters ISSN: 0968-8080
Issue: Date: May, 2010 Source Volume: 18 Source Issue: 35
Topic: NamedWork: Trends in Sexual Behaviour and Marriage in sub-Saharan Africa (Nonfiction work)
Persons: Reviewee: Todd, Jim; Zaba, Basia; Gregson, Simon
Accession Number: 236247788
Full Text: Sexually Transmitted Infections 2009;85(Suppl. 1). Jim Todd, Basia Zaba, Simon Gregson, editors

This supplement presents 10 recent analyses of sexual behaviour from longitudinal studies in Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa--experiencing different sizes and stages of the HIV epidemic. Ugandan data show that younger cohorts of women are delaying sexual debut compared with earlier cohorts, although little change has occurred for Zimbabwean women. In rural South Africa, early sexual debut is associated with peri-urban residence and the death of a parent. Three papers report on sexual behaviour after marriage. The results provide valuable information for use in evaluating trends in HIV epidemics and the impact of HIV prevention programmes. An underlying purpose is to highlight appropriate methods to encourage better analysis and presentation of sexual behaviour data, especially as they relate to HIV and HIV prevention.

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