Title

Sexual risk reduction among married women and men in urban India: An anthropological intervention

Document Type

Chapter

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

This chapter describes research, intervention, and evaluation projects conducted over a decade by a collaborative Indo-US group that are focused on the prevention of HIV/STI among married women and men living in urban poor communities in Mumbai, India. Formative research on men's and women's sexual and reproductive health, using qualitative and quantitative methodologies, identified syndromes that provided the opportunities for linking HIV/STI prevention intervention with highly salient culturallybased beliefs. This research also led to the design of multilevel intervention at the community, provider, and patient level that utilizes an ecological model consistent with principles drawn from Indian systems of medicine. The intervention and its results form the basis for a set of guidelines concerning the role of anthropology in public health interventions.

DOI

10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374643.003.0014

Language

English

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