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Feeling under pressure: perspectives of the meaning of love and sexual relationships amongst young men in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-09T15:19:08Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-09T15:19:08Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03-29 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/13701
dc.description.abstract This study aimed to explore perspectives on the meaning of love and sexual relations amongst young men in KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. Gaining insights into these perspectives will help to understand the sexual behaviors of these young men better and to eventually develop more effective HIV prevention interventions. Focus group discussions were conducted in two study areas using a predetermined semistructured discussion guide. The findings indicate that the phenomenon of romantic relationship try-outs together with the idea of 'feeling under pressure' to propose love to more than one woman seem to be accepted practices that often lead to multiple concurrent sexual partners and therefore potentially risky sexual behaviors. The fear of impregnating a woman is seen to be of a more significant concern than acquiring a sexually transmitted infection due to the stigma and embarrassment associated with pregnancy outside marriage. Given these findings, it is recommended that future studies investigate perspectives on sexuality and reproductive health in male populations in great detail prior to the development of behavioral change interventions because failure to do so may hamper well-intended but poorly targeted health interventions. en
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dc.title Feeling under pressure: perspectives of the meaning of love and sexual relationships amongst young men in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume March en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.ResearchGroup Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation en
dc.SourceTitle American Journal of Men's Health en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10819 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=21290 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 9895 en
dc.bibliographictitle Manyaapelo, T., Sifunda, S., Ruiter, R.A.C., Nyembezi, A., van den Borne, B. & Reddy, P. (2019) Feeling under pressure: perspectives of the meaning of love and sexual relationships amongst young men in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. <i>American Journal of Mens Health</i>. March:Online. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/13701 en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Manyaapelo, T. en
dc.contributor.author2 Sifunda, S. en
dc.contributor.author3 Ruiter, R.A.C. en
dc.contributor.author4 Nyembezi, A. en
dc.contributor.author5 van den Borne, B. en
dc.contributor.author6 Reddy, P. en


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