A cross-sectional study of sexual behavior of migrant workers in Botswana

  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/vibu/public_html/journalijdr.com/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /home4/vibu/public_html/journalijdr.com/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 744.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home4/vibu/public_html/journalijdr.com/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home4/vibu/public_html/journalijdr.com/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_boolean_operator::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home4/vibu/public_html/journalijdr.com/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_boolean_operator.inc on line 159.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/vibu/public_html/journalijdr.com/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home4/vibu/public_html/journalijdr.com/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
Author: 
Lesego Selotlegeng and Lingzhong Xu
Abstract: 

Background: With recent rapid development, Botswana has been a host country to migrant workers from various countries and regions of the world for many years. The aim of this study is to investigate the sexual behavior of migrant workers in Botswana and determine the risk factors for unsafe sex. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted (n = 422), in the two biggest cities of Botswana (Gaborone and Francistown) regarding the sexual behavior of migrant workers by using a structured questionnaire tool for data collection. Results: The migrant workers’ ages ranged from 18 to 65 years old (11.3 ± 34.4 years). Of the respondents, 301 migrant workers (71.3%) were unmarried while 121 were married (28.7%). The multivariate results showed that the possibility for men of having sexual intercourse with commercial sex workers was significant with education, marital status and housing (p < 0.05). Conclusion: The study results are a reminder that we should support safe-sex education programs in those sectors with low condom usage and among commercial sex workers. Condom use should be encouraged, especially in older migrant workers.

Download PDF: 

CHIEF EDITOR

  

           Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN

Call for Papers - 2017

    submit your paper now

   Vol. 07, Issue 03, March 2017

CURRENT ISSUE

 

Article Tracking

IMPACT FACTOR 2016

          4.753

Get your Certificate

Copyright © 2016 International Journal Development Research. All Rights Reserved.