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Correlates of Multiple Sexual Partnerships among Formerly Married Men in Zimbabwe
Authors: Enard Mutenheri
Source: International Journal of Research In Medical and Health Sciences, Vol. 3, No.5
Topic(s): Extramarital sex
Sexual behavior
Country: Africa
Published: JAN 2014
Abstract: The main purpose of this study was to determine socio-economic factors associated with multiple sexual partnerships among formerly married men aged 15-54 years in Zimbabwe. This is an analytical cross-sectional study, based on secondary data drawn from the 2005-2006 Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey (ZDHS) and 353 formerly married men were included in this study. The outcome variable used in this study was derived from data collected on the number of sex partners, including wife, in the past twelve months prior to the survey. This variable was used as a proxy for multiple sexual partnerships. The independent variables were selected from demographic, socio-economic and sexual behavior factors hypothesized to be associated with multiple sexual partnerships. A Negative Binomial regression model was estimated to determine correlates of multiple sexual partnerships and age, geographical region, being away from home for at least a month and access to newspapers and magazines were found to be significantly associated with multiple sexual partnerships among formerly married men in Zimbabwe.