Workshop 4: Sexual behaviour and marriage


September 2007, Nyanga, Zimbabwe

The fourth workshop in the ALPHA network programme was held near Nyanga in Zimbabwe from 17-21 September 2007.

Twenty eight people attended the workshop with representatives from all ALPHA sites and two visitors from the MDICP project in Malawi.

The topics for this workshop were marriage and sexual behaviour. Areas of interest were ages at first sex and marriage, the characteristics of marital relationships and numbers of partners. These topics were chosen because most sites could conduct some analysis on each theme.

There was an emphasis on checking the integrity of data reported at different points in time both to improve the accuracy of estimates and to quantify any reporting bias.

The analyses from this workshop formed the basis for the papers in a special issue of STI (supplement 1 2009).

Workshop outputs