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  1. Fulltext. Quality of condom use as reported by female clients of a family planning clinic.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study analyzed the prevalence and determinants of the quality of condom use after a woman's first visit to a family planning clinic.

    Methods

    This report presents data from 360 female family planning clients who reported using condoms as their primary method of contraception for at least 1 sexually active month during the study's follow-up period after their first clinic visit.

    Results

    Only 1% always engaged in all five use behaviors studied : using a condom for each sexual intercourse, putting the condom on before first entry, withdrawal after intercourse while there is still an erection, holding on to the condom's rim during withdrawal, and using foam.

    Multiple linear regression indicated that more effective condom use was reported by women who had not had an induced abortion, were not using condoms just because they were starting oral contraceptive pill regimens, had more knowledge about birth control in general, had received a nursing intervcntion, and had more communication with their partner.

    Conclusions

    Increasing attention needs to be devoted to understanding determinants of the specific actions that differentiate between more and less effective contraceptive use.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Utilisation, Condom, Femme, Epidémiologie, Efficacité, Comportement, Etats Unis, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Use, Condom, Woman, Epidemiology, Efficiency, Behavior, United States, Human, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0010347

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 01/03/1996.