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Intimate partner, familial and community violence among men who have sex with men in Namibia

Publication Abstract

Stephenson, Rob, Marisa Hast, Catherine Finneran, and Craig R. Sineath. 2014. "Intimate partner, familial and community violence among men who have sex with men in Namibia." Culture, Health and Sexuality, 16(5): 473-487.

Men who have sex with men in sub-Saharan Africa are known to experience high levels of violence, yet little research has focused on their perceptions of intimate partner violence (IPV). This study examines the perceived typologies and sources of multiple forms of violence, including IPV, family/community violence and discrimination from healthcare workers, among men who have sex with men in Namibia. Focus-group discussions and in-depth interviews were conducted with a 52 men residing in five cities across Namibia. Results indicate that violence, in varying forms, is commonplace in the lives of men who have sex with men in this community, and may be associated with HIV testing patterns.

10.1080/13691058.2014.889753

Country of focus: Namibia.

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