Men who have sex with men account for nonuse of condoms

Adams, J. and Neville, S. (2009) Men who have sex with men account for nonuse of condoms. Qualitative Health Research, 19 12: 1669-1677. doi:10.1177/1049732309353046

Author Adams, J.
Neville, S.
Title Men who have sex with men account for nonuse of condoms
Journal name Qualitative Health Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1049-7323
Publication date 2009-12
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1049732309353046
Volume 19
Issue 12
Start page 1669
End page 1677
Total pages 9
Editor Janice M. Morse
Place of publication USA
Publisher Sage
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 1110 Nursing
920401 Behaviour and Health
920504 Men's Health
Abstract Despite several decades of health promotion activity targeted at men who have sex with men (MSM), rates for nonuse of condoms for anal sex among MSM worldwide and in New Zealand have been increasing in recent times. In this article we report on the first local qualitative investigation undertaken in Auckland, New Zealand, of how members of a particular group of MSM account for nonuse of condoms for anal sex with other men. We collected qualitative data from 22 MSM (17 face-to-face interviews, and three online interviews involving 5 men). Thematic analysis led to the identification of five patterns that account for the nonuse of condoms: (a) substance use, (b) psychological aspects, (c) difficulties using condoms, (d) condoms in relationships, and (e) managing risk. We conclude that although this information generally confirms the findings in the wider research literature, it is also important in the local context as the first research that can be used with confidence in developing and refining health promotion initiatives to address this issue.
Keyword Gays and lesbians
Health promotion
Men’s health
Risk perceptions
Risk behaviors
sexual health
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 20 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 23 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Thu, 08 Apr 2010, 18:09:09 EST by Allison Peacock on behalf of School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work