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Type Journal Article - Open Access Library Journal
Title Female Condoms as a Preventive Measure against HIV/AIDS Infection among University Students in Gaborone, Botswana
Author(s)
Volume 1
Issue 03
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
Page numbers 1
URL http://file.scirp.org/pdf/OALibJ_2016030313475057.pdf
Abstract
This paper seeks to investigate the predictors of female condom use amongst female university
students in Gaborone, Botswana. The study used primary data through the administration of a
questionnaire amongst randomly selected respondents to determine the factors behind the use of
female condoms. Since the dependent variable had three outcomes, multinomial logistic regression
was used. It was found out that only known HIV status was inversely related to the use of the
female condom. The other variables, namely age, perceived exposure to HIV infection, perception
about the female condoms and the respondents perceived risk were positively and significantly
related to the use of the female condom. The paper concluded by pointing out that the limited use
of female condoms should not be construed as indicative of the absence of safer sexual practices
until some factors, namely the use of the male condom and partner behaviors are brought on
board. Notwithstanding this apparent omission, the paper culminates by appealing for continued
or even intensified sex education on the importance of the female condom particularly in view of
the HIV and AIDS scourge.

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