World Health & Population
Women's Knowledge and Attitudes regarding HIV/STDs and Contraception in Portsmouth, Dominica: A Qualitative Study of Women and their Sexual Decision-making
Methods: This qualitative study used the individual-interview method to examine perceptions regarding HIV/STDs and contraception.
Results: Almost all of the respondents were aware of the heterosexual nature of AIDS, but seemed unaware of other potential modes of transmission. Many women do not use family planning.
Conclusions: There is a need to intervene in the advancing HIV/AIDS epidemic at the level of behavioral norms and to empower women to protect themselves and their families.
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