Intimate partner violence perpetration and sexual risk behaviour: Identifying shared determinants among young men in Tanzania.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In this study we examined factors that predict involvement in different patterns of sexual risk behavior and IPV perpetration among young men in Tanzania (n  = 979), with a focus on identifying factors that distinguish men who engage in both behaviours from those who do not. Risk factors were drawn from three domains thought to be upstream drivers of both IPV and sexual risk: poverty, adverse childhood experiences, and inequitable gender norms. A three-step latent class analysis was used to assess whether and how factors from each domain distinguished subgroups of men whose behaviour patterns were characterised as comorbid (involvement in IPV and sexual risk behaviour), IPV-only, sexual risk only, and normative (low risk). Consistent with expectations, greater food insecurity, adverse childhood experiences, and inequitable gender norms related to violence and sexual behaviour predicted increased risk of membership in the comorbid group compared to other sub-groups. Findings support the promise of integrated prevention programmes targeting the common causes of IPV perpetration and sexual risk behaviour.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McNaughton Reyes, HL; Maman, S; Kajula, LJ; Mulawa, MI

Published Date

  • November 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 2792 - 2806

PubMed ID

  • 35129086

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC9356116

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1744-1706

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1744-1692

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/17441692.2022.2032257


  • eng