Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 616

Full Length Research Paper

Male perspective(s) on condom use: Context of STI/HIV prevention in the University of Ghana community

Daniel Yaw Fiaveh
Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA), University of Ghana, Legon Ghana
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 09 December 2010
  •  Published: 31 January 2011


This study examined the influence of condom use on men’s sexual behaviour in the University of Ghana community. In all, 600 men were sampled for this study using stratified and simple random sampling techniques. The ages of respondents ranged from 17 to 74 years with a mean age of 24 years. The study found that while 80% men have ever used condom, a little over 50% of them used condom at their last sexual encounter. The study established that education and condom use is not related (p > 0.05).


Key words: Male perspective, condom use, sexually transmitted infections/diseases, HIV and AIDS, University of Ghana.