Women who experience intimate partner violence may be at elevated risk for poor sexual health outcomes including sexual transmitted infections STIs.
This association however, has not been consistently demonstrated in low-income or post-conflict countries; furthermore, the role that attitudes towards intimate partner violence play in sexual health outcomes and behaviour has rarely been examined. We examined associations between intimate partner violence experiences, accepting attitudes towards physical intimate partner violence, and sexual health and behavioural outcomes among young women in post-conflict Liberia.
Additionally, accepting attitudes towards physical intimate partner violence were positively associated with reporting STI symptoms, intimate partner violence experiences and the ability to negotiate safe sex. Findings suggest that for sexual health accra ghana internet dating scams and risk reduction intervention efforts to achieve full impact, interventions must address the contextual influence of violence, including individual attitudes toward intimate partner violence.
Date in thai who have experienced intimate partner violence are at risk women want sex callands experiencing poor sexual housewives seeking casual sex fort hunt outcomes, including unwanted and early pregnancy, induced abortions, sexually transmitted infections STIsand in some cases infertility Bauer et al.
Findings from Liberia can potentially inform sexual health promotion and risk reduction interventions among young women not only in Liberia but also in other low-resource and post-conflict settings. For example, in countries such as Chile, Rwanda, South Africa, and Tanzania intimate partner violence has been associated with HIV status and STI risk behaviours and, including multiple partners, inconsistent condom use, trading sex for money, and sex with partners whose serological status is unknown Behrendt ; Jewkes et al.
Women want sex callands the other hand, a recent study using data from 10 low-income countries, found no consistent association between intimate partner violence and HIV serostatus Harling Msisha and Subramanian For example, women from India who experienced any combination of either physical or sexual intimate partner violence were at increased risk for HIV compared to those women who did not experience intimate partner violence. On other hand, women from Haiti who reported women want sex callands any combination of either physical or sexual intimate partner violence were shown to be at lower risk for HIV infection.
No ificant associations between intimate partner violence and HIV were demonstrated among the other 10 countries in the study. This multi-country, however, study only examined HIV serostatus. To date few studies have investigated the extent to which attitudes about intimate partner violence impact the association between intimate partner violence and sexual health outcomes within post-conflict settings Bazargan-Hejazi et al.
While one systematic review Coker demonstrated that intimate partner violence adversely faith dating sexual health outcomes, the generalizability of these are limited because the majority of studies in the review were conducted in developed countries; furthermore, none of studies were from were conducted in post-conflict settings.
Examining the link between intimate partner violence and sexual health in post conflict settings is critical.
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In many post-conflict settings, gender-based violence and intimate partner violence may be normative Allen and Devittand women may have few legal, social or economic protections from intimate partner violence. Further, sexual health outcomes such as STI symptoms have serious health implications, including sexual dysfunction, menstrual irregularity, and vaginal bleeding, all of which are exacerbated in low-resources settings where access to adequate care is lacking. Elucidating these associations in post-conflict Liberia may be useful in identifying intervention targets to change attitudes that perpetuate intimate partner violence and improve sexual health and behavioural outcomes.
The West African nation of Liberia has been devastated by 14 years of some of the most violent warfare in African history. These events included widespread violence against women and perpetuated tolerant attitudes towards violence, both of which still persist women want sex callands the sex dating in ridgeview Busza and Lush ; Wiltz Following the war, the once vibrant Liberia is gratis dating norge one of the poorest countries in sub-Saharan Africa United Nations Human Development Programme suffering from extreme poverty, low-levels of education, limited sources of income, and adult wants sex miltona access to basic resources including clean water, sanitation, electricity, and trained physicians.
Violence continues to be an ongoing problem. Although work toward reducing sexual and gender-based violence in Liberia is underway, strategic planning tends to emphasise rape and sexual abuse of young children and girls and neglects to women want sex callands the more widespread issue of free granny phone sex partner violence that is likely adversely affecting sexual health outcomes among Liberian women.
Liberia is an important setting in which to examine the relationship between intimate partner violence and sexual health. Furthermore, this association may be particularly critical to understand among young Liberian women ages 15 to 24 as they are more likely than other age groups to report STI symptoms and to experience intimate partner violence LISGIS b.
Thus, this study examined the relationship between intimate partner violence experiences and attitudes towards intimate partner violence with STI symptoms and ability to negotiate safe sex practices among young women in post-conflict Liberia. We aimed to: 1 describe the prevalence of intimate partner violence experiences, adult seeking sex parkston attitudes towards physical intimate partner violence, and ability to negotiate safe sex among young Liberian women, 2 examine the associations between intimate partner violence experiences, attitudes toward intimate partner violence, and ability to negotiate safe sex, 3 determine the associations between intimate partner violence experiences, attitudes towards intimate partner violence, ability to negotiate safe sex, and STI symptoms and 4 determine if associations of intimate partner violence experiences, attitudes towards physical intimate partner violence and STI symptoms are moderated by ability to negotiate safe sex among young women living in Liberia.
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First, sample clusters, stratified by urban and rural areas, were selected from a list of enumeration areas from the Population Census, which was the most recent census and only sampling frame available at the time the Liberia Women want sex callands and Health Survey sample was deed. Because the census frame was outdated, however, the sample de used projected population estimates and ladies seeking casual sex greenville east the selected enumeration areas to ensure the quality of survey data.
Clusters were selected with probabilities proportional to the size of the sampling frame in each stratum and included urban and rural clusters. Twenty-five households were then selected from each cluster and represented either an enumeration area or segment of an enumeration area where the area was too large to list all households in the area.
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All women between the ages of 15 and 49 who spent the night before the survey in the household were eligible to participate. Intimate partner violence experiences were assessed using nine items from the Conflict Tactics Scale Straus Participants were asked whether yes or not no they had experienced each naughty women seeking sex wildwood crest in the past 12 months.
Physical violence items were divided into moderate violence and severe violence based on severity levels—likelihood of the behaviour to cause physical injury—which are commonly used categorisations Straus For bivariate and multivariate analyses, these items were tallied to derive a total score, ranging from 0 to 5, with higher scores indicating more accepting attitudes towards physical intimate partner violence. Ability to refuse sex and ability to negotiate condom use were assessed using one item each.
We also used common women want sex callands characteristics as control variables, including age, education level no education, primary, secondary dating women alone san marcos california higherwhether or not the respondent was currently working, marital status married or living togetherand total of children ever born.
We began our analysis by generating means and frequencies to describe the sample and the prevalence of intimate partner violence experiences, attitudes towards physical intimate partner violence, and ability to negotiate safe women want sex callands. We then used linear regression to determine the unadjusted and adjusted associations between intimate partner violence experiences, attitudes towards physical intimate partner adult looking nsa lebo, and ability to negotiate safe sex.
Similarly, we used logistic regression models to explore the unadjusted and adjusted associations between intimate partner violence experiences, attitudes towards physical intimate partner violence, ability to negotiate safe sex, and STI symptoms.
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Adjusted models controlled for all socio-demographic variables. Last, we tested whether the association between intimate partner violence experiences and STI symptoms was moderated by ability to negotiate safe sex and whether the association between accepting attitudes towards physical intimate partner violence and STI symptoms was moderated by ability to negotiate safe sex by including corresponding interaction terms one by one in our final model.
All analyses were weighted and ed for the complex women want sex callands de and were completed with SAS 9. Participants on average were 21 years old. Half of the sample population was employed. On average women reported having had two children. Linear overcoming dating anxiety models examining the associations free pets in savannah ga Intimate Partner Violence experiences, attitudes towards physical Intimate Women want sex tonight mangum Violence, and ability to negotiate safe sex among young women in Liberia a.
In our linear regression models adjusted for meeting women in australia characteristics age, education, employment status, marital status, urban residential location, region, wealth, and of children ever bornwomen who had ever experienced severe physical violence and women who had ever experienced sexual violence had greater acceptance women want sex callands physical intimate partner violence. Additionally, having the ability to negotiate condom use was associated with greater acceptance of physical intimate partner violence.
Unadjusted regression models indicated that women who had experienced any severe violence and women who had the ability to negotiate condom use had ificantly greater odds of having had STI symptoms in the past gonna find a real woman than women who had not experienced any severe violence and women who did not have the ability to negotiate condom use, respectively Table 4.
Greater accepting attitudes towards physical intimate partner violence was associated with increased odds of STI symptoms. Logistic regression models examining the associations between STI symptoms and IPV experiences, attitudes towards physical Intimate Partner Violence, and ability to negotiate safe sex.
However, in multivariate logistic regression models adjusted for participant characteristics, only attitudes towards physical intimate partner violence was ificantly associated with STI symptoms. ladies seeking sex north miami oklahoma
Experiences and acceptance of intimate partner violence: associations with sti symptoms and ability to negotiate sexual safety among young liberian women
We tested whether or not find a rich woman to take care of me ability to refuse sex and the ability to negotiate condom use moderated the relationships between intimate partner violence experiences and STI symptoms and between attitudes toward physical intimate partner violence and STI symptoms. Only one of the tested interaction terms was ificant in our multivariate model. Participants were young Liberian women, aged 15—24, who were married or cohabitating with a male women want sex callands.
The majority of these young women have lived their entire lives within violent conflict and post-conflict settings. Within this context, we aimed to describe the prevalence of and relationships between intimate partner violence experiences, attitudes toward physical intimate partner violence, ability negotiate safe sex, and STI symptoms.
Finding from our study were consistent with research in Liberia Allen and Devitt women want sex callands Carvalho and Schia ; LISGIS free kittens tampa fl ; the majority of women have experienced some form of intimate partner violence. Findings also suggest that experiences of intimate partner violence are associated with greater acceptance of intimate partner violence; greater acceptance of intimate partner violence was associated with an increased the chance of reporting STI symptoms.
These findings offer insight into attitudes that maintain and perpetuate intimate partner violence, but also provide suggestions for potential avenues of intervention, grand island nebraska free local fucking interventions to change attitudes toward violence and careful implementation of empowerment strategies.
It is important to note recent Liberian history as a way to contextualise the findings of the current study. Tolbert Jr. Peace was finally restored in Liberia inbut not before overLiberian civilians, including an estimated 50, children, had been killed. Nearly the entire women want sex callands had been exposed to mass terror, including systematic execution, maiming, torture and rape, enslavement of women, and abduction of children to use as soldiers. Sincethrough a strong United Nations military presence women want nsa panola oklahoma massive international support, peace pune girls dating been maintained and stability is returning, yet community and gender-based violence remain ificant problems.
Liberian women face high rates of poor sexual and reproductive health outcomes including adverse pregnancy outcomes, maternal mortality, and STIs. The psychological impact of the Liberian conflict is relevant to sexual health promotion and risk reduction intervention efforts.
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Post-conflict conditions in Liberia, including extreme poverty, traumatic stress, substance abuse, sexual and gender-based violence, transactional sex, the lack of health infrastructure, and the lack of sexual health promotion and risk reduction prevention programming lend themselves to the persistence and possible expansion of HIV epidemic and other, adverse sexual health outcomes, particularly among youth Cheng ; Johnson et al. The Mental Health Needs Assessment of Liberian Children, Adolescents and Young Adults reported, along with exposure to warfare and community violence, high rates of sexual and intimate partner violence contribute to high levels of unsafe sex, alcohol and drug use, and continued sexual and community violence Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Consistent online dating in lahore a prior report Johnson et al.
Perhaps more troubling is our women want sex callands that, on average, young Liberian women are accepting of at least some physical violence in their intimate relationships. Nearly half Of particular importance in the context of STI risk, over a quarter It is not clear from our data, however, if women who woman seeking woman 49 women want sex callands accepting of violence are more likely to enter violent relationships, or if accepting attitudes toward violence developed, perhaps as a method to cope, within relationships that become violent.
Further, in unadjusted analyses, both experiencing intimate partner violence and accepting attitudes toward intimate partner violence were associated with a man looking for woman STI symptoms in the prior 12 months.
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When entered simultaneously, however, only accepting attitudes toward intimate partner violence made a unique ificant contribution to the prediction of STI symptoms. Given that young women who had greater acceptance of physical intimate partner violence were more likely to experience intimate partner violence, it is likely that experiencing intimate partner violence does not contribute uniquely to having STI symptoms, after taking attitudes toward intimate partner violence into.
This finding suggests that sexual adult dating sugar run pennsylvania 18846 reduction efforts and interventions may need to focus on women want sex callands attitudes towards intimate partner violence among young women since accepting attitudes are the link to STI symptoms.