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Type Journal Article - AIDS and Behavior
Title Micro-credit, women’s groups, control of own money: HIV-related negotiation among partnered Dominican women
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Volume 12
Issue 3
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2008
Page numbers 396-403
URL http://www.springerlink.com/index/X9R7P76L95727446.pdf
Abstract
A sample of 356 members of women’s groups, aged 18–49, in the Dominican Republic were interviewed by trained female interviewers. Data among 273 partnered women were analyzed. The dependent variable, a measure of HIV-related negotiation, was examined for associations with control of own money, level of women’s group participation, and ever having received a loan through a micro-credit program. Findings suggest control of own money to be significantly associated with HIV-related negotiation. Ever having received a loan and level of women’s group participation, however, were not significantly associated with HIV-related negotiation. Empowerment measured as control of own money may influence HIV protective behavior among partnered women in this setting.

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