Is poverty a driver for risky sexual behaviour? Evidence from national surveys of adolescents in four African countries.

@article{Madise2007IsPA,
  title={Is poverty a driver for risky sexual behaviour? Evidence from national surveys of adolescents in four African countries.},
  author={Nyovani Janet Madise and Eliya Msiyaphazi Zulu and James Ciera},
  journal={African journal of reproductive health},
  year={2007},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={83-98}
}
This paper contributes to conflicting evidence on the link between poverty and risky sexual behaviour by examining the effect of wealth status on age at first sex, condom use, and multiple partners using nationally representative adolescents' data from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi, and Uganda. The results show that the wealthiest girls in Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Malawi had later sexual debut compared with their poorer counterparts but this association was not significant for Uganda. Wealth… CONTINUE READING