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Women’s household decision-making autonomy and safer sex negotiation in Nigeria: An analysis of the Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey
Authors: Yujiro Sano, Alice P. Sedziafa, Siera Vercillo, Roger Antabe, and Isaac Luginaah
Source: AIDS Care, 7:1-6. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2017.1363363
Topic(s): Household decision-making
Women's autonomy
Country: Africa
Published: AUG 2017
Abstract: Although married women's safer sex negotiation with their husbands is critical in reducing new HIV infections in Nigeria, its linkage to women's household decision-making autonomy is less explored in Nigeria. Drawing data from the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey and using the logistic regression technique, we examined the associations between women's household decision-making autonomy and two indicators of the ability to engage in safer sex including whether married women 1) can refuse sex and 2) ask for condom use during sexual intercourse with husbands. Findings indicate that 64% and 41% of married women can refuse sex and ask for condom use, respectively. While the impact of women's household decision-making autonomy on the ability to refuse sex remained statistically significant after controlling for theoretically relevant variables (OR?=?1.15; p?