Social Factors Influencing Condom Use

Social Factors Influencing Condom Use - =Social Factors...

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==Social Factors Influencing Condom Use== Most research has revealed, through survey, four factors which establish the  minimal use of condoms: various encumbering beliefs, reduced sexual pleasure,  adverse experiences, and fears related to gender and tensions.  However, as  new technology and beneficial studies come forth that combat these various  factors, there is still a substantially low amount of individuals world-wide who  practice [[safe sex]].  This noticeable gap has lead several investigators to  analyze perhaps [[social]] factors becoming involved such as a residual [[social  stigma]] attached to condoms.  At the same time, anti-condom movements like  [[barebacking]] are remarkable social trends of simple, yet unsafe, defiance or an  unnecessary precaution. In broad detail, social factors range from geographical location to race, and  become as specified as methamphetamine versus non-drug users, so  [[correlations]] within this research are not always strong and accurate, but it  does establish that correlations do exist. ===Geographic Location=== Several regions provide examples of social factors influencing the use of  condoms within their populous.  Two examples which contrast the effects of  similar problems are [[South Africa]] and rural [[Lebanon]]. Unfortunately, South Africa has some of the highest [[HIV]] rates in the world, so  there the statistics on condom use are being studied heavily. As of 2001, the 21- 2001).  These studies became more specified and it was discovered that despite  all the information known today about HIV and the spread of infection, many  [[young people]] of the study did not feel that they were in danger of contracting  this disease.  In fact, only 30% of people, males and females, felt they had any  risk of contracting HIV at all. Of those that said they felt there was any chance of  contracting HIV, only 12.9% thought there was a moderate chance, and 17.6%  thought they had a good chance of [[infection]]. It seems that even though the  youth of South Africa do have a relatively high level of knowledge concerning the  [[risk factor]]s of getting HIV, many feel that is simply won't happen to them. 
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Many of the factors found in South Africa apply to well [[developed countries]] of  the world and these new findings hopefully will help shape future campaigns 
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