Condom Use among Temporary Migrants in Beijing

Yun Zhou, Peking University
Zhenzhen Zheng, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

This article discusses knowledge, attitude, and practice of condom use among young male migrants who work in Beijing. Data came from a stratified quota sampling survey and focus group discussions conducted in Beijing in 2004; a group of local residents with similar characteristics was also surveyed as a reference group. The study results show that most male migrants and all local male residents surveyed and interviewed knew about condoms. However, migrants from rural areas had less and incomplete information regarding condoms. The knowledge about condom as well as the use of condom is closely related to age, marital status, exposure to media, education, and monthly income among migrants. “Peers education” seems to be an important channel for promotion and newspapers, magazines, and flyers may also play a major role in promotion of condom use in China.

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Presented in Session 66: Contraception