Low-income African American women's attempts to convince their main partner to use condoms

Tatiana Perrino, M. Isabel Fernández, G. Stephen Bowen, Kristopher Arheart

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Abstract

In this cross-sectional study the authors examine condom use attempts and condom use among 305 high-risk, low-income African American women who reported having a main partner. Women who had recently attempted to convince their main partner to use condoms were almost 10 times more likely to have recently used condoms with their partner than women who had not made an attempt. Among the subsample of 116 women who had recently made a condom use attempt with their main partner, having a history of childhood abuse and having one's main partner raise infidelity questions in response to the condom use attempt were negatively associated with recent condom use with this partner. Findings provide initial insights into the importance of women's condom use attempts, as well as subgroups of women who may encounter special challenges convincing their main partner to use condoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-83
Number of pages14
JournalCultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2006

Keywords

  • Condom use
  • HIV risk
  • Minority women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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