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places were frequently patronized by young women, even girls. However, the general picture isthat both men and women have just been taking alcohol in the last 5 years. This means that thenumber of young Malawians taking alcohol is increasing and will continue doing so. This isanother area that will require intervention from development partners. Several reasons wereput forward for taking alcohol (Table 8.2). The majority of the male respondents indicatedleisure (68%) and socializing (26%), categories that were far less important for the women inthe survey (14% and 26% respectively) as the main reasons for taking alcohol. This particularresponse also indicates that there is need for developing programmes that will providealternative entertainment to the growing population of young Malawians. Of particular interestis that a third of the women (sex workers) interviewed take alcohol to attract sexual partners orto be brave to face and accommodate men. During field observations, the study team noted
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