Determinants of Condom Use among Adolescents in Botswana

Enock Ngome, University of Botswana
Clifford O. Odimegwu, University of the Witwatersrand
Eunice N. S. Imasiku, University of Zambia
Micah Katuruza, University of the Witwatersrand
Nicole De Wet, University of the Witwatersrand
Godwin G. A. Timiun, University of the Witwatersrand
Bob Elwange, University of the Witwatersrand

Purpose: To provide information on determinants of condom use among adolescents in Botswana that could guide facilitation of effective program designs aimed at assisting youth avoid unnecessary negative reproductive health outcomes. Methods: Logistic regression used to explain the influence of constructs in the behavioural change framework on current and consistent condom use during the past 12 months from time of study. Results: Ability to persuade a sex partner to use a condom (perceived self efficacy) was associated with adolescent current use of condom. Being personally concerned about getting HIV since ARV introduction, believing that a woman can use condoms to protect herself from getting STI if partner has it, and being able to persuade a sex partner to use a condom was associated with consistency of condom use. Conclusions: Adolescent’s perception of personal risk and self efficacy need to be boosted to ensure consistent use of condoms with partners.

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Presented in Poster Session 1