LeFranc, Elsie R-M.; Wyatt, Gail E.; Chambers, Claudia; Eldemire, A.M. Denise; Bain, Brendan C.; Ricketts, Heather
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Institute of Social and Economic Research; Faculty of Social Sciences
Working women's sexual risk taking in Jamaica
Social Science and Medicine
Date of Publication
Describes some of the issues discussed by two groups of 58 women working in Jamaica: Informal Commercial Importers and women working in the Freezone. Discusses their economic vulnerability, expectations about the role of men as providers, multiple partners, perceptions of children as resources and concern about physical abuse as factors that could influence decisions about condom use. Implications of these findings are discussed for their impact on intervention programs targeting working class women in Jamaica.....