Kenyan men are having as many as 9 sexual partners according to a survey. A report by the health ministry shows men aged between 40-49 years have the highest number of sexual partners, followed by 30-39 year olds who have as many as 8. Those between 15-24 years have the least number with an average of 4 partners.
More men than women report having two or more sexual partners (13% and 1% respectively). This is a slightly small increase in men from 2009-09 where 9 % of men reported having more sexual partners while among women, there was no notable change.
Having two or more partners is said to be more common among divorced, separated or widowed women and men which is common in urban areas and residents in Nairobi reported the highest percentage at 4 5 for women and 9% for men.
Also, according to the survey, two or more sexual partners in the past 12 months, condom use at last was 40% for women and 443% for men.
Men aged between 20-24 condom use was 70% than men in other age groups. Condom use during last sex among those women with two or more partners in the last 12 months was lowest among married women and men (13% and 20 respectively) and highest among urban women and men (both 47%).
Despite the fact, that people are aware of contacting of transmitting HIV/AIDS, they still go on and have unprotected sex
Credits: Demographic and health survey report