Journal article

The dynamics of intergenerational sexual relationships: the experience of schoolgirls in Botswana

Josephine Nkosana, Doreen Rosenthal

SEXUAL HEALTH | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Studies conducted in several sub-Saharan African countries have revealed that women and girls engage in intergenerational sexual relationships without the protection of condoms, giving cause for concern about HIV transmission. These relationships often occur against the girls' will and for many reasons, including reasons associated with subsistence. However, some young women do act as active social agents who rationally engage in intergenerational sexual exchanges oriented towards consumption. The present study examines the dynamics of intergenerational sexual relationships among schoolgirls in Botswana. METHODS: In-depth interviews were conducted with 15 schoolgirls who were cur..

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