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Preparing for microbicide trials in Rwanda: focus group discussions with Rwandan women and men.
Cult Health Sex. 2006 Sep-Oct; 8(5):395-406.CH

Abstract

The acceptability and feasibility of microbicide studies and future microbicide use are influenced by existing norms and values regarding sexual and contraceptive behaviour. In preparation for microbicide research in Rwanda, focus group discussions were conducted to assess sexual and contraceptive behaviour, preferences for vaginal lubrication, and hypothetical acceptability of microbicides among Rwandan women and men. Seven focus group discussions were conducted among sexually active married women, unmarried women, sex workers, female students, older women and men living in Kigali, Rwanda, and an additional group of women living in a rural area. The results indicate that condom use is low among Rwandan men and women and that condoms are mainly used by men during commercial sex. Women have limited power to negotiate condom or family planning use. Vaginal hygiene practices are very common and consist primarily of washing with water. Lubrication during sex is highly preferred by both men and women. Hypothetical microbicide acceptability after an explanation of what microbicides are and a demonstration with lubricant jelly was high.

Authors+Show Affiliations

IATEC Foundation and Centre for Poverty-Related Communicable Diseases, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. n.veldhuijzen@iatec.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16923644

Citation

Veldhuijzen, N, et al. "Preparing for Microbicide Trials in Rwanda: Focus Group Discussions With Rwandan Women and Men." Culture, Health & Sexuality, vol. 8, no. 5, 2006, pp. 395-406.
Veldhuijzen N, Nyinawabega J, Umulisa M, et al. Preparing for microbicide trials in Rwanda: focus group discussions with Rwandan women and men. Cult Health Sex. 2006;8(5):395-406.
Veldhuijzen, N., Nyinawabega, J., Umulisa, M., Kankindi, B., Geubbels, E., Basinga, P., Vyankandondera, J., & Van De Wijgert, J. (2006). Preparing for microbicide trials in Rwanda: focus group discussions with Rwandan women and men. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 8(5), 395-406.
Veldhuijzen N, et al. Preparing for Microbicide Trials in Rwanda: Focus Group Discussions With Rwandan Women and Men. Cult Health Sex. 2006 Sep-Oct;8(5):395-406. PubMed PMID: 16923644.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Preparing for microbicide trials in Rwanda: focus group discussions with Rwandan women and men. AU - Veldhuijzen,N, AU - Nyinawabega,J, AU - Umulisa,M, AU - Kankindi,B, AU - Geubbels,E, AU - Basinga,P, AU - Vyankandondera,J, AU - Van De Wijgert,J, PY - 2006/8/23/pubmed PY - 2007/1/5/medline PY - 2006/8/23/entrez SP - 395 EP - 406 JF - Culture, health & sexuality JO - Cult Health Sex VL - 8 IS - 5 N2 - The acceptability and feasibility of microbicide studies and future microbicide use are influenced by existing norms and values regarding sexual and contraceptive behaviour. In preparation for microbicide research in Rwanda, focus group discussions were conducted to assess sexual and contraceptive behaviour, preferences for vaginal lubrication, and hypothetical acceptability of microbicides among Rwandan women and men. Seven focus group discussions were conducted among sexually active married women, unmarried women, sex workers, female students, older women and men living in Kigali, Rwanda, and an additional group of women living in a rural area. The results indicate that condom use is low among Rwandan men and women and that condoms are mainly used by men during commercial sex. Women have limited power to negotiate condom or family planning use. Vaginal hygiene practices are very common and consist primarily of washing with water. Lubrication during sex is highly preferred by both men and women. Hypothetical microbicide acceptability after an explanation of what microbicides are and a demonstration with lubricant jelly was high. SN - 1369-1058 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16923644/Preparing_for_microbicide_trials_in_Rwanda:_focus_group_discussions_with_Rwandan_women_and_men_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13691050600859302 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -