Norman, Lisa R
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work
The ABCs of condom use: Attitudes, behaviours and cultural perceptions of male youth in Jamaica
Journal of Eastern Caribbean studies
Date of Publication
Male adolescents and young adults in Jamaica were surveyed about their attitudes and behaviours related to condom use. Consistent condom use was low with both steady and non-steady sex partners. In addition, a substantial proportion of males reported engaging in high-risk sexual activities such as multiple partnerships. Logistic regression analyses indicate that age, union status and condom use at last sex understood as last sexual encounter were associated with consistent condom use with both partner types. In addition, subscribing to machismo attitudes was associated with consistent use with non-steady partners. These findings indicate that some subgrouips of the population are less likely to use condoms consistently. HIV and STD prevention programs should recognize that condom use varies by group and that messages should be targeted appropriately.....