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  1. Young Women who Have Experienced Unwanted Pregnancy: A Multiple Case Study

    Young Women who Have Experienced Unwanted Pregnancy: A Multiple Case Study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Qualitative approaches were used to understand the experience of pregnancy in a group of young Xhosa women (N =10, M age = 19.70, SD = 3.20). Data is provided on their retrospective accounts of factors which contributed towards unwanted pregnancy...
  2. Combination HIV prevention options for young women in Africa

    Combination HIV prevention options for young women in Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Although the number of new HIV infections has declined by over 30% in the past decade, the number of people who acquire HIV each year remains unacceptably high. In 2014 the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) estimated that...
  3. Mixed results: the protective role of schooling in the HIV epidemic in Swaziland

    Mixed results: the protective role of schooling in the HIV epidemic in Swaziland

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Swaziland has the highest HIV prevalence in the world. It is recognised that young women, especially adolescents, are particularly vulnerable to HIV infection and bear a disproportionate burden of HIV incidence. The HIV data from Swaziland show the location of...
  4. Traditional knowledge transfer of activities practised by Zulu women to manage medicinal and food plant gardens

    Traditional knowledge transfer of activities practised by Zulu women to manage medicinal and food plant gardens

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    A survey of plants grown in home gardens was conducted through questionnaires among 80 homesteads in rural areas of northern KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. The areas surveyed were located at Mbonambi, Kwadlangezwa, Ntambanana and Eshowe. Elderly women (≥ 55 years)...
  5. Reshaping women's land rights on communal rangeland

    Reshaping women's land rights on communal rangeland

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    This paper aims to contribute to the debates on communal rangelands and analyses the gendered dimension of land rights and land access in the rural areas of Namaqualand. The actual gender relations within rural communities and the emergence of strategies...
  6. Experiences of Newly Married Black Women Staying with the Extended Family in a Township in South Africa

    Experiences of Newly Married Black Women Staying with the Extended Family in a Township in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    We report the results of a phenomenological study on the experiences of newly married black women staying with extended family in South African townships. Our goals for the study included in-depth interviews on experiences and guidelines to facilitate these women's...
  7. Psychological Well-Being and the Metabolic Syndrome in African and Caucasian Women in South Africa

    Psychological Well-Being and the Metabolic Syndrome in African and Caucasian Women in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored the association between comprehensive psychological well-being and the metabolic syndrome (MS), as well as whether women without MS markers differ significantly from women with MS (three or more markers) on specific facets of psychological well-being. African (N=102)...
  8. The Impact of Life-Long Illness on Women: A Qualitative Study of Low Socio-Economic Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients

    The Impact of Life-Long Illness on Women: A Qualitative Study of Low Socio-Economic Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The purpose of this qualitative, ethnographic study was to explore the impact of a chronic disease on low socio-economic women with RA in South Africa. Ten women participants with a mean age of 48 years and a mean duration of...
  9. Doing Childhoods in the Context of HIV and AIDS: Young Children in Early Schooling Speak

    Doing Childhoods in the Context of HIV and AIDS: Young Children in Early Schooling Speak

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated children's experiences and understandings of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Grade 3 children (n=31) from the province of KwaZulu-Natal aged between 8–11 years were participants in the study. Data were collected through a four-stage focus group process including activities...
  10. Values of Children among Sub-Saharan African Women: The Case of Ghanaian Women

    Values of Children among Sub-Saharan African Women: The Case of Ghanaian Women

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This paper examines whether previously suggested reasons for having children: economic, social and psychological values of child can be identified among a group of sub-Sahara women, and the extent to which a spiritual value of child can be identified on...