Essay: Couples counseling – Gender related factors
The status of being male or female plays a very influential role in couples who seek counseling on HIV related topics in Addis Ababa. Studies involving the city residents show that Gender inequalities among the city residents influence many couples choices when it comes to looking for VCT services.
Most people still stick to their traditional belief of gender (Abebaw, 2009, p. 117). This therefore introduces gender imbalance not only in married people but also in any other sexual relationships. Men are usually believed to be he heads of a house in many African societies and are left to make most decisions in a family. This has been conducted into matters pertaining voluntary services in Addis as most men are not willing to visit these facilities.