Is there a distinct African sexuality? A critical response to Caldwell.

  title={Is there a distinct African sexuality? A critical response to Caldwell.},
  author={Beth Maina Ahlberg},
  journal={Africa : journal of the International Institute of African Languages and Cultures},
  volume={64 2},
The author challenges the hypothesis developed by Caldwell and others that sexuality in Africa is inherently permissive, and that prevailing attitudes and behavior are primary reasons for the relative failure of family planning programs to reduce fertility, and thereby will be major factors hindering efforts to control the spread of HIV infections and AIDS. The article is in three parts. "The first is a summary of the thesis as presented by Caldwell et al., including their location of African… CONTINUE READING


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