Objective: To determine whether a mass media campaign to promote the use of the female condom had an impact on intentions to use the female condom among men and women of reproductive age in Tanzania. Methods: We used data on 2712 sexually experienced men and women in Tanzania from an exit survey conducted at outlets […]
As PSI enters the 21st century, we can look back with pride on all we have achieved over the last decade. Our network of nonprofit organizations—now operating in almost 50 developing countries and employing nearly 2,000 people—has shown that social marketing can efficiently deliver large quantities of health products to the poor and can inspire healthier […]
Abstract: Research on African societies documents the magnitude of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and shows that at younger ages women are more likely to be affected than men. Young African women are particularly vulnerable to HIV infection because sexual relations with men are an important means to achieve social and economic status, and for some women […]
This paper briefly reviews the ethnographic literature on the cultural and religious norms about sexual behavior among Tswana adolescents in Botswana, describes patterns of sexual behavior and discusses explanations for the deviations from the traditional norms using data from the 1995 Population Services International Botswana Adolescent Reproductive Health Survey in conjunction with focus group discussions.
This report examines the evolution of management and organization of contraceptive social marketing (CSM) in Pakistan between 1987-1996, showing how the change in implementing organizations improved sustainability of the activities while also building relationships between stakeholders. Second, the report describes how an increase in contraceptive prices led to a large decline in demand among low-income users. […]