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  1. Harriet Gale
    Harriet Gale February 24, 2012 at 1:41 pm |

    What is your position on distributing female condoms in developing countries?

  2. Lovisa
    Lovisa March 11, 2012 at 3:10 am |

    This is no surprise, as many young women in Liberia engage in risky sexual behavior that increases their vulnerability to HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and pregnancy. Men typically hold the decision-making power when it comes to using a condom, and nearly 40 percent of young women between the ages of 15 and 24 engage in transactional sex with a man who is 10 years older or more.

    I have to ask, how does this mean that specifically the women engage in risky behavior? Even if it is harder for a man to get HIV from unprotected vaginal penetration, I still feel this whole article seems to be a little bit too focused on the women? Why teach women abstinence and condom-use when they aren’t the one making the choices anyway? Why not give them femidoms, and teach the men abstinence and condom use instead.
    It’s the same old tired thing with putting all the pressure on women, stemming from the belief that men just can’t help themselves.
    Not very feminist really.

  3. Women of Virtue « This AmeriKenyan Life

    […] down the hall to their RA’s door and snatch a couple of condoms from the “FREE USE” basket. There are plenty of women, even here in Sub-Saharan Africa, who are brave and outspoken on the issu… But convenience and ease of access MUST be taken into account, for all the scenarios I’ve […]

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