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dc.contributor.authorMatogo, Joyce Njeri
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-06T23:24:01Z
dc.date.available2010-10-06T23:24:01Z
dc.date.issued2010-10-07
dc.date.submitted2010
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/1470
dc.description.abstractThis research study sought to ascertain the perceptions of young girls and women between the ages of 16-25 years about how one becomes infected with HIV/AIDS and whether prevailing customs and sexual practices contribute to their vulnerability to HIV infection. It also investigated strategies the women considered appropriate, practical and effective to cope with these risks. The field study was conducted in the Loitokitok district of Kenya. Qualitative data was generated using focus group discussions, semistructured interviews and informal observation methods. An extensive review of the literature was also conducted. The influence of gender based customs and practices are highlighted in a number of scholarly works, governmental and non-governmental documents with regard to women’s vulnerability to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). The researcher maintained an ‘insider-outsider’ position and a participatory role in order to try to identify the current state of Maasai women’s reproductive health at the grass roots level.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.subjectMaasai womenen_NZ
dc.subjectsexual practicesen_NZ
dc.subjectHIV/AIDSen_NZ
dc.subjectsexual healthen_NZ
dc.titleThe impact of customs and sexual practices on young Maasai women’s ability to negotiate their sexual and reproductive health in relation to HIV and AIDS in Loitokitok, Kenyaen_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Social Practiceen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden200205 Culture, Gender, Sexualityen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMatogo, J. N. (2010, October 7). The impact of customs and sexual practices on young Maasai women’s ability to negotiate their sexual and reproductive health in relation to HIV and AIDS in Loitokitok, Kenya. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Social Practice). Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10652/1470en
unitec.pages126en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeAuckland, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalConnor, Helene
unitec.advisor.associatedElliott, Sue


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