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dc.contributor.authorKathleen M. Macqueenen_US
dc.contributor.authorTaweesak Nopkesornen_US
dc.contributor.authorMichael D. Sweaten_US
dc.contributor.authorYothin Sawaengdeeen_US
dc.contributor.authorTimothy D. Mastroen_US
dc.contributor.authorBruce G. Wenigeren_US
dc.contributor.otherCenters for Disease Control and Preventionen_US
dc.contributor.otherSomdej Chaopraya hospitalen_US
dc.contributor.otherJohns Hopkins Universityen_US
dc.contributor.otherMahidol Universityen_US
dc.identifier.citationMedical Anthropology Quarterly. Vol.10, No.3 (1996), 402-423en_US
dc.description.abstractThis article investigates the relationship between alcohol consumption and inconsistent condom use with brothel-based commercial sex workers among Thai military conscripts in Northern Thailand. Data from 10 focus groups indicate that alcohol consumption (1) is consciously used by men to reduce inhibitions that constrain their interpersonal interaction with women and with each other; (2) reduces inhibitions of individuals to sexual risk taking; (3) provides a socially acceptable excuse for nonuse of condoms; (4) is associated by conscripts with brothel attendance; and (5) is seen to enhance male sexual pleasure, in contrast to condoms, which are said to reduce pleasure. Understanding the culturally defined expectations that surround alcohol consumption and sexual behavior is critical for developing realistic interventions to reduce HIV transmission.en_US
dc.rightsMahidol Universityen_US
dc.subjectSocial Sciencesen_US
dc.titleAlcohol consumption, brothel attendance, and condom use: Normative expectations among Thai military conscriptsen_US
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