How reliable are self-reports of HIV status disclosure? Evidence from couples in Malawi

Posted on October 20, 2015 at 10:03 am

Social Science & Medicine. Volume 144, November 2015, Pages 28–37. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.09.007 Highlights Self-reported HIV disclosure and a partner’s confirmatory account are often discrepant. Confirmatory reports of a partner’s disclosure may improve the reliability of self-reports. Confirmatory reports of a partner’s disclosure predict

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The Case for Investing in Research to Increase Access to and Use of Contraception Among Adolescents

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This 80-page report highlights why governments and donors should invest now in research to help determine and implement the most effective and efficient ways to enable adolescents to access and use contraception. The long-term economic and health benefits of increasing

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Knowledge Translation: Where Are the Qualitative Health Researchers?

Posted on October 15, 2015 at 10:01 am

Qualitative Health Research. November 2015 vol. 25 no. 11 1461-1462 doi: 10.1177/1049732315611266 Along with rapid advances in knowledge have come expectations for speedy translation of research into improvements to health care services, new diagnostic tools and interventions, and innovations in health promotion to improve patient

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PhD Book: Economic Analysis of Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health Programmes – a Multi-Country Study

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Sexual and reproductive health programmes for young people have a high priority in many low- and middle income countries (LMICs). However, little is known about economic aspects of these programmes. More information is needed to support policy making and to

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Lifting the Veil: Magazine Expert Meeting on Addressing Child Marriage

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Lifting The Veil is a publication of Save The Children and Oxfam Novib, on behalf of the Alliances of the Child Marriage Fund. Publication file: lifting_the_veil.pdf

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Sex(t) Talk: A Qualitative Analysis of Young Adults’ Negotiations of the Pleasures and Perils of Sexting

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 9:59 am

Sexuality & Culture. December 2015, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 835-863 Abstract To date, there has been much quantitative research conducted on sexting, often with a focus on investigating its prevalence among young people and which also typically presents the behaviour as deviant and

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Gamified Eroticism: Gay Male “Social Networking” Applications and Self-Pornography

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Sexuality & Culture. December 2015, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 759-775 Abstract It is taken for granted that face-to-face contact is the ultimate goal of gay male social networking applications such as Grindr and Scruff. I, however, challenge this assumption and argue that these

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Women’s Experiences of Sexual Pleasure in Ghana

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Sexuality & Culture. December 2015, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 697-714 Abstract Although sexual intercourse is an important aspect of women’s sexuality, there is little knowledge on how women experience sexual pleasure in Ghana. In this paper we explore how women and men express

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Attitudes of Violence and Risk for HIV: Impact on Women’s Health in Malawi

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Sexuality & Culture. December 2015, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 659-673 Abstract This study was designed to investigate the pathways that lead to HIV exposure, based on Malawi Demographic Health Survey data (2010). It examines the factors that correlate to gender violence in Malawi,

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Self-Presentation, Self-Description, and Partner Preferences on a Social Networking Application for Men Who Have Sex with Men

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“Dude, Where’s Your Face?” Self-Presentation, Self-Description, and Partner Preferences on a Social Networking Application for Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Content Analysis Sexuality & Culture. December 2015, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 637-658.  Abstract The current study examined the social networking profiles

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