Non Use of Condoms by Men in Marital Unions in Cameroon

Marcel Nkoma, Ministry of Economy, Cameroon

In the African context like Cameroon, the society generally extols fidelity virtues in union in the domain of procreation. The obstacles to the use of condoms are more frequently inevitable in union, where condoms usually appear in minds of individuals as a hindrance to procreation and leads to sexual permissiveness. For this, we need a better knowledge of the determinants of the non-use of condoms and particularly with associated obstacles. Multiple logistic regression analysis identified various factors for non use of condom by men: Factors of modernization interact with one’s culture of origin, directly or indirectly, through ones level of knowledge concerning condoms. Moreover, cultural characteristics influence the non-use of condoms. Finally, the effects of attitudes and individual perception concerning condoms and the risks of contracting HIV over the non-use of condoms will be mediatized by the geographic and economic accessibility of the latter.

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Presented in Poster Session 3