Preliminary findings from the Women and AIDS program, a research grants program of the International Center for Research on Women in Washington, D.C. that supports 17 studies in developing countries worldwide, provide a glimpse into the complex interaction between women's social and economic status and risk of HIV infection.
In many settings, the cultural norms that demand sexual Fidelity and docile and acquiescent sexual behavior among women permit - and sometimes even encourage early sexual experimentation, multiple partnerships, and aggressive and dominating sexual behavior among men.
Drawing upon the findings from the program, the paper analyzes how such cultural norms, together with women's social and economic dependency, can limit a woman's ability to negotiate safer sex with her partner.
Mots-clés Pascal : Rôle social, Norme sociale, Rôle sexuel, Statut social, Statut socioéconomique, Facteur risque, Environnement social, Influence sociale, Sexualité, Prévention, Homme, Femelle, Pays en développement, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Social role, Social norm, Sex role, Social status, Socioeconomic status, Risk factor, Social environment, Social influence, Sexuality, Prevention, Human, Female, Developing countries, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Hemopathy
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Cote : 94-0062007
Code Inist : 002A26N03A. Création : 199406.