Polygynous Muslim Marriages in South Africa: Their Potential Impact on the Incidence of HIV/AIDS

@article{Moosa2009PolygynousMM,
  title={Polygynous Muslim Marriages in South Africa: Their Potential Impact on the Incidence of HIV/AIDS},
  author={Najma Moosa},
  journal={Public International Law eJournal},
  year={2009}
}
  • N. Moosa
  • Published 21 September 2009
  • Sociology
  • Public International Law eJournal
This article examines whether there is any relationship between the institution of polygynous marriages in Islam and the incidence or spread of the disease. It is suggested that, while polygyny may be a contributing factor, it is not the institution of marriage per se that relates to the disease (although the prospect of greater infection intra marriage must be present in polygynous marriages, if the husband is the infecting party), but the conduct of the parties to the marriage relationship… 

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