Perception of monogamy may have been inaccurate due to maintaining sexual relationship with high- risk partners Almost half of the participants had a sexual relationship with a male partner who had sex with other women in the last year.
Application to Nursing Practice Better understanding the barriers women confront when discussing sexual relationship Provide information to patient how to negotiate safer sex practices with their partners Discuss sexual behavior Evaluate risk factors Holistic understanding of each patient in the context of sexual relationship and lifestyle
Weakness of the Study Using one geographical area Participants were recruited from violence shelter and gynecological clinic. The researcher did not identify how many people were studied from shelters. Using convenient sample and inability to apply the results to the population as a whole No information what type of questions were used in the study (closed- ended or open- ended)
Personal Feelings about the Study The current study is relevant to my practice as a home care nurse. I learned that nurse- patient relationship is a powerful tool to elicit behavior change through encouraging open dialogue and providing educational message. Risk reduction counseling is critical for improving women’s sexual health
Personal Feelings about the Study Nurse should focus on couples, as condom use is not a decision made in isolation Evaluation of the patients’ sexual partners behavior is a crucial component that may place women at risk for HIV Woman’s sexual health often depends on her ability to negotiate with her sexual partner
- Summer '19
- Human Sexuality, partner, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior, Condom