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Indicators of Women's Condom Use: Negotiating Power

Indicators of Women's Condom Use: Negotiating Power is a 5-item measure of the respondent's ability to discuss sexual history and engage in protective sexual intercourse with her partners. The scale includes two items that capture the negotiation or communication process in discussing protective sex behavior.

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Geographies Tested: Botswana

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adults

Items:

1. In the last year how much did you talk with your partner(s) about his past girlfriends before having sex with him?

Response Options:
A lot
Some
Very little
None

2. In the last year how often did you discuss safer sex (use of condoms or female condoms) with your partner(s) before having sex with him?

Response Options:
Always
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never

3. If your partner refused to use (or let you use) a condom, would you still have sex?
4. Could you convince your partner to use a condom?
5. Could you ask your partner about his past girlfriends?

Response Options:
Yes
I think so
I don't think so
No

Scoring Procedures

Items were recoded as percentage rankings.

Original Citation

Greig, F. E., & Koopman, C. (2003). Multilevel analysis of women's empowerment and HIV prevention: Quantitative survey results from a preliminary study in Botswana. AIDS and Behavior, 7(2), 195-208. https://doi.org/10.1023/a:1023954526639

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