Pranitha Maharaj

Summary

Affiliation: University of KwaZulu-Natal
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint HIV protective strategies among college students in Durban, South Africa
    Pranitha Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal
    SAHARA J 8:100-6. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Condom use within marriage: an assessment of changes in South Africa and Uganda
    Pranitha Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    AIDS Care 24:444-50. 2012
  3. doi request reprint 'Female condoms give women greater control': a qualitative assessment of the experiences of commercial sex workers in Swaziland
    Thulile Mathenjwa
    School of Built Environment and Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 17:383-92. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Missing opportunities for preventing unwanted pregnancy: a qualitative study of emergency contraception
    Pranitha Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 37:89-96. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Ethnicity and sexual lifestyles among college students in a high-risk environment, Durban, South Africa
    P Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    AIDS Care 20:838-41. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Condoms become the norm in the sexual culture of college students in Durban, South Africa
    Pranitha Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Reprod Health Matters 14:104-12. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Reasons for condom use among young people in KwaZulu-Natal: prevention of HIV, pregnancy or both?
    Pranitha Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Int Fam Plan Perspect 32:28-34. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Emergency contraception in South Africa: a literature review
    Pranitha Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 13:351-61. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Women on top: the relative influence of wives and husbands on contraceptive use in KwaZulu-Natal
    Pranitha Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, 4041, South Africa
    Women Health 41:31-41. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Integration of sexual and reproductive health services in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Pranitha Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, 4041, South Africa
    Health Policy Plan 20:310-8. 2005

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Publications25

  1. ncbi request reprint HIV protective strategies among college students in Durban, South Africa
    Pranitha Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal
    SAHARA J 8:100-6. 2011
    ..7%). More effort needs to be directed at promoting correct and consistent condom use in order to avoid the negative consequences associated with unprotected sexual intercourse including unwanted pregnancy and HIV/AIDS...
  2. doi request reprint Condom use within marriage: an assessment of changes in South Africa and Uganda
    Pranitha Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    AIDS Care 24:444-50. 2012
    ..Condoms play a role in preventing HIV infection but the challenge is for prevention programs to broaden their focus toward meeting the needs of married and cohabiting couples...
  3. doi request reprint 'Female condoms give women greater control': a qualitative assessment of the experiences of commercial sex workers in Swaziland
    Thulile Mathenjwa
    School of Built Environment and Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 17:383-92. 2012
    ..To explore commercial sex workers' experiences with the female condom in Swaziland...
  4. doi request reprint Missing opportunities for preventing unwanted pregnancy: a qualitative study of emergency contraception
    Pranitha Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 37:89-96. 2011
    ..The study drew upon 30 in-depth interviews with providers at private and public health facilities in Durban, South Africa...
  5. doi request reprint Ethnicity and sexual lifestyles among college students in a high-risk environment, Durban, South Africa
    P Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    AIDS Care 20:838-41. 2008
    ..Among the sexually active, the majority have more than one sexual partner. However, condom use among all sexually active students is high. Almost 70% reported using condoms at last sexual intercourse but consistent use remains elusive...
  6. ncbi request reprint Condoms become the norm in the sexual culture of college students in Durban, South Africa
    Pranitha Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Reprod Health Matters 14:104-12. 2006
    ..Condoms have become the most commonly used contraceptive method among students, and this trend should be reinforced...
  7. ncbi request reprint Reasons for condom use among young people in KwaZulu-Natal: prevention of HIV, pregnancy or both?
    Pranitha Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Int Fam Plan Perspect 32:28-34. 2006
    ..High levels of HIV/AIDS and unwanted pregnancy among young people are urgent public health problems in South Africa. Studies among youth have generally focused on protection against one or the other of these risks, but not both...
  8. doi request reprint Emergency contraception in South Africa: a literature review
    Pranitha Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 13:351-61. 2008
    ..Since emergency contraception (EC) products became available over the counter in South Africa in 2000 a number of studies have emerged. This paper reviews the growing body of literature on EC in that country...
  9. ncbi request reprint Women on top: the relative influence of wives and husbands on contraceptive use in KwaZulu-Natal
    Pranitha Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, 4041, South Africa
    Women Health 41:31-41. 2005
    ..The purpose of this paper is to examine the relative influence of husband and wife on contraceptive practice...
  10. ncbi request reprint Integration of sexual and reproductive health services in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Pranitha Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, 4041, South Africa
    Health Policy Plan 20:310-8. 2005
    ..While training defects can be remedied, the time constraints posed by heavy patient loads are less tractable. More skillful use of booking clerks or the introduction of lay counsellors are also possible solutions...
  11. ncbi request reprint Risk perception and condom use among married or cohabiting couples in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Pranitha Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Int Fam Plan Perspect 31:24-9. 2005
    ..Condom use by these couples is generally low, with resistance from men and cultural norms commonly cited as barriers to increased use...
  12. ncbi request reprint Condom use within marital and cohabiting partnerships in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Pranitha Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, 4041, South Africa
    Stud Fam Plann 35:116-24. 2004
    ..Resistance to condoms within marital and cohabiting partnerships is not immutable, however, and women may not be as powerless to protect themselves as is often reported...
  13. ncbi request reprint Coerced first sexual intercourse and selected reproductive health outcomes among young women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Pranitha Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, Republic of South Africa
    J Biosoc Sci 39:231-44. 2007
    ..Interventions should directly address the issue of sexual coercion by ensuring young women are aware of their reproductive rights...
  14. doi request reprint Masculinity and male sexual behaviour in Mozambique
    Manuel Macia
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Cult Health Sex 13:1181-92. 2011
    ..Alternative approaches are urgently needed in HIV programming that take into consideration notions of masculinity in order to reduce risky sexual behaviour...
  15. ncbi request reprint Integrated reproductive health services: the perspectives of providers
    Pranitha Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal
    Curationis 27:23-30. 2004
    ..As a result, providers seem more comfortable with the traditional focus on family planning and maternal and child health than sexually transmitted infections...
  16. doi request reprint HIV-prevention interventions targeting men having sex with men in Africa: field experiences from Cameroon
    Matthew Kalamar
    School of Development Studies, Howard College Campus, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Cult Health Sex 13:1135-49. 2011
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  17. doi request reprint The prevalence of condom use among university students in zimbabwe: implications for planning and policy
    Njabulo Nkomazana
    School of Built Environment and Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, Republic of South Africa
    J Biosoc Sci 45:643-59. 2013
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  18. ncbi request reprint Promoting and prioritizing reproductive health commodities: understanding the emergency contraception value chain in South Africa
    Michael Rogan
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal
    Afr J Reprod Health 14:9-20. 2010
    ..Balancing commercial interests with reproductive health needs, it is argued, may form a crucial part of the solution to the low uptake of emergency contraception in South Africa...
  19. doi request reprint Interpersonal relations between health care workers and young clients: barriers to accessing sexual and reproductive health care
    Farzana Alli
    Health Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    J Community Health 38:150-5. 2013
    ..Adequate training in interpersonal relations for youth-friendly service provision is essential in helping overcome communication problems and enabling providers to interact with young clients at a more personal level...
  20. doi request reprint Traditional male circumcision for reducing the risk of HIV infection: perspectives of young people in South Africa
    Precious Greely
    AIDS Foundation of South Africa, Durban, South Africa
    Cult Health Sex 15:148-59. 2013
    ..In addition, the risky sexual behaviour of men puts women at risk of HIV infection...
  21. doi request reprint A qualitative assessment of the acceptability and potential demand for medical abortion among university students in Durban, South Africa
    Ashley Gresh
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 16:67-75. 2011
    ..To assess the acceptability of medical abortion as a method for pregnancy termination among young South African women, and further investigate the potential demand for medical abortion...
  22. doi request reprint Challenges with couples, serodiscordance and HIV disclosure: healthcare provider perspectives on delivering safer conception services for HIV-affected couples, South Africa
    Tamaryn L Crankshaw
    Health Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division HEARD, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    J Int AIDS Soc 17:18832. 2014
    ..This paper reports on findings from a qualitative study exploring the viewpoints and experiences of doctors, nurses, and lay counsellors on safer conception care in a rural and in an urban setting in Durban, South Africa...
  23. ncbi request reprint Obstacles to negotiating dual protection: perspectives of men and women
    P Maharaj
    School of Development Studies, University of Natal, Durban
    Afr J Reprod Health 5:150-61. 2001
    ..Condom use in such relationships may be seen as a clear sign of infidelity. These attitudes represent a major obstacle to the use of condoms as a dual method of protection...
  24. ncbi request reprint Women's experiences of maternal and child health and family planning services in KwaZulu-Natal
    S Gatsinzi
    School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Curationis 31:14-21. 2008
    ..Discontent mainly rose from the long waiting period, duration of the consultation and limited contraceptive counselling. In order to ensure sustainable improvements in women's health increasing involvement of men is also important...
  25. ncbi request reprint Sexual risk behavior among South African adolescents: is orphan status a factor?
    Tonya R Thurman
    Department of International Health and Development, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    AIDS Behav 10:627-35. 2006
    ..Programmatic implications of these findings for the care and protection of orphans are discussed...