The social variability of the non-use of condoms among married men in Cameroon

Ariane Julie NYA NANA, Independent Consultant
Marcel Nkoma, Ministry of Economy, Planning and regional develpment

In the African context, the obstacles to the use of condoms are more frequently inevitable, where condoms usually appear to be in the minds of individuals as an obstacle in procreation of the couple and leads to an incentive or sexual permissiveness. Using data from the Cameroon Demographic and Health Survey of the 1310 men “married”, this paper used multiple logistic regression to estimate the effects of the determinents of the non-use of condoms among men in union 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 Session P2. Poster Session 2