The Social Variability of the Non-Use of Condoms among Married Men in Cameroon

Marcel Nkoma, Ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Development, Cameroon

In Cameroon, the percentage of the use of condoms is greater for singles (73 %), against 51% for men from broken marriages and only 23% for married men. Using data from the Demographic and Health Survey of Cameroon on the sample of the 1310 men “married” conducted by the National Institute of Statistic, this paper used multiple logistic regression to estimate the effects of the determinents of the non-use of condoms and particularly with associated obstacles. The results showed that Factors of modernization interact with one’s culture, directly or indirectly, through one’s level of knowledge as far as condoms are concerned. Moreover, cultural characteristics influence the non-use of condoms. Finally, the effects of attitude and individual perception concerning condoms and the risks of contracting HIV over the non-use of condoms will be mediated by the geographic and economic accessibility of the latter.

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Presented in Poster Session 8