Authors : Musibau Adetunji Babatunde
Abstract: Male contraceptives should meet the physical, mental and social health needs of individuals throughout their lives. The current epidemics of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), including HIV has stimulated renewed interest in the methods of prevention. In the study, we found that effective use of condoms play important role in preventing HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases. Empirical results from the study revealed the fear of contacting the HIV virus, the fear of STDs and the level of awareness of STDs and HIV are the major factors influencing condom demand in Nigeria. However, factors such as price, income and brand of condom are not important factors that influence the demand for condoms. Consequently, policies that makes condoms readily available and accessible will go a long way to reduce the prevalence of HIV/AIDS and other STDs in Nigeria.
Musibau Adetunji Babatunde , 2010. Economic Analysis of the Demand for Male Condoms and Implication for the Prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 7: 90-96.