Advances in Applied Psychology
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Advances in Applied Psychology, Vol.1, No.2, Oct. 2015, Pub. Date: Aug. 6, 2015
Men’s Condom Use or Non-Use and Health Risk: A Comparative Study on Premarital, Marital and Extramarital Men at Rajshahi City, Bangladesh
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Authors
[01] Md. Emaj Uddin, Department of Social Work, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
[02] Zannatul Ferdous, Department of Social Work, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
Abstract
This study explores and compares relationship men’s condom use or non-use and health risks in heterosexual intercourse in urban Bangladesh. For this 80 men (20 for single, 35 for marital and 25 for extramarital sexual intercourse) were purposefully selected from Rajshahi city, Bangladesh and intensively studied, using semi-structural questionnaire, in-depth interview method and case study technique. The study found that extramarital men were more likely to engage in commercial sex without condom than marital and premarital men. The findings also suggested that extramarital men who would not use condom were more likely to suffer from sexually transmitted infections or diseases (e.g., Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis) than the marital men and premarital love-makers in the sexual intercourse. The study argue that extramarital men characterized by casual or commercial sex, illiteracy and lack of cognitive consciousness and more negative attitudes toward condom use were more likely affected by sexually transmitted infections or diseases than the marital and extramarital men with monogamous partner, more or less condom use, consciousness and positive attitude toward condom use. These findings may have implications in health policy and services to improve men’s sexual health in urban Bangladesh.
Keywords
Men’s Condom Use or Non-Use, Heterosexual Intercourse, Sexual Health Risk, Bangladesh
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