Factors influencing utilisation of female condom among healthcare providers in Tshwane, South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Ngunyulu, Roinah Nkhensani
dc.contributor.author Mogale, Ramadimetja Shirley
dc.contributor.author Mulaudzi, Fhumulani Mavis
dc.contributor.author Peu, Mmapheko Doriccah
dc.contributor.author Mataboge, M.L.S. (Mamakwa L. Sanah)
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dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-23T09:27:04Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-23T09:27:04Z
dc.date.issued 2014-10
dc.description.abstract This article describes the factors influencing the utilisation of the female condom (FC2) among healthcare providers, which is part of a study that aimed at developing strategies to improve the utilisation by the patients of FC2 in prevention of STIs, HIV and AIDs and unplanned pregnancies. Like other women in the world, female healthcare providers are also biologically two to four times more vulnerable to STIs, HIV and AIDs infections than men. Women are also vulnerable to unplanned pregnancies. However, the utilisation of FC2 by healthcare providers is still inadequate. A qualitative, exploratory and descriptive research approach was used in this study. Purposive sampling was used to select the participants, because only healthcare providers responsible for the provision of FC2 were selected. In-depth individual interviews were used during data collection. Data were analysed following the qualitative data analysis methods. Factors influencing the utilisation of FC2 were identified as the main category during data analysis. The study confirmed that the healthcare providers are unable to utilise the FC2 because of: the shape and size of the FC2; complexities of the female genital organs hindering procedure; partners’ reaction to FC2; and cultural background around accepting FC2 use. The development of strategies to enable healthcare providers to use FC2 was recommended, in order to ensure protection and prevention of STIs, HIV and AIDs and unplanned pregnancies among healthcare providers. en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2016-10-31 en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.ajol.info/journal_index.php?jid=153&ab=ajpherd en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Ngunyulu, R.N., Mogale, R.S., Mulaudzi, F.M., Peu, M.D. & Mataboge, M.L.S. (2014). Factors influencing utilisation of female condom among healthcare providers in Tshwane, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, October (Supplement 1:2), 395-408. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1117-4315
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/43756
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Africa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance en_ZA
dc.rights Africa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance en_ZA
dc.subject HIV and AIDS en_ZA
dc.subject Healthcare providers en_ZA
dc.subject Unplanned pregnancies en_ZA
dc.subject Utilization en_ZA
dc.subject Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) en_ZA
dc.subject Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) en_ZA
dc.subject Female condom (FC2) en_ZA
dc.subject Sexually transmitted infection (STI) en_ZA
dc.title Factors influencing utilisation of female condom among healthcare providers in Tshwane, South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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