Bride price and sexual risk taking in Uganda.

David Bishai, Kathryn L. Falb, George Pariyo, Michelle J. Hindin

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Abstract

This study assessed the relationship of bride price to sexual risk taking based on a large, population-based survey. Data were collected on bride prices for 592 married women in 12 districts in Uganda in 2001. Controlling for covariates, we found that having had a bride price significantly lowered the wife's odds of sexual intercourse with a partner other than the spouse (OR= 0.222; 95% CI= 0.067, 0.737). Controlling for covariates, bride price increased the husband's odds of non-spousal sexual intercourse (OR=1.489; 95% CI= 0.746, 2.972), although this finding is not statistically significant. Bride price payment is statistically significantly associated with lower rates of non-spousal sexual contact in women, but is not statistically significantly associated with higher rates in men.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-158
Number of pages12
JournalAfrican Journal of Reproductive Health
Volume13
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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