Sexual behaviour of men and women within age-disparate partnerships in South Africa: implications for young women’s HIV risk
Age-disparate partnerships are hypothesized to increase HIV-risk for young women. However, the evidence base remains mixed. Most studies have focused only on unprotected sex among women in the partnership. Consequently, little is known about other risky behaviours, such as transactional sex, alcohol use, and concurrency, as well as the behaviours of the men who partner with young women. This paper examines the differences in various sexual behaviours of both young women and their male partners by partnership age difference.
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