Intersections between masculinities and sexual behaviors among young men at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-23T12:15:19Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-23T12:15:19Z
dc.date.issued 2021-09-23 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/16523
dc.description.abstract The university period provides a critical developmental transition from adolescence to adulthood. During this period, young people establish patterns of behaviors and make lifestyle choices that affect their current and future health. Using the social constructionist paradigm that examines the development of masculinities as a mutual construct of individual, social, cultural, and historical context, this article explores the interactions between masculinities and sexual behaviors of young men at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The study used a qualitative approach and employed purposive sampling to recruit 36 young Black male students aged between 18 and 30 years. Four focus group discussions consisting of 8 to 10 participants were conducted according to the current year of study of male students. Data were transcribed, coded, and analyzed thematically. Our results show that the freedom and independence acquired from being away from home enabled students to enact their masculinities freely. Our findings further reveal that an individual has multiple masculinities which are often exerted to suit the present discourse they are in at any given point. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Sage en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL en
dc.subject MEN en
dc.subject SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject MASCULINITY en
dc.title Intersections between masculinities and sexual behaviors among young men at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume July-September en
dc.BudgetYear 2021/22 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Capabilities en
dc.SourceTitle SAGE Open en
dc.ArchiveNumber 12136 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=24619 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 11288 en
dc.bibliographictitle Khumalo, S., Mabaso, M., Makusha, T. & Taylor, M. (2021) Intersections between masculinities and sexual behaviors among young men at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. SAGE Open. July-September:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Khumalo, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Mabaso, M. en
dc.contributor.author3 Makusha, T. en
dc.contributor.author4 Taylor, M. en


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