Predictors of vaginal practices for sex and hygiene in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: findings of a household survey and qualitative inquiry.

@article{Scorgie2011PredictorsOV,
  title={Predictors of vaginal practices for sex and hygiene in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: findings of a household survey and qualitative inquiry.},
  author={Fiona E. Scorgie and Jennifer Ann Smit and Busisiwe Kunene and Adriane Martin-Hilber and Mags Beksinska and Matthew F Chersich},
  journal={Culture, health & sexuality},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={381-98}
}
Vaginal practices in sub-Saharan Africa may increase HIV transmission and have important implications for development of microbicides and future HIV prevention technologies. It remains unclear which women undertake vaginal practices and what factors predict prevalence, practice type and choice of products. Using cross-sectional data from mixed research methods, we identify factors associated with vaginal practices among women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Data were gathered through focus… CONTINUE READING

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