This study examined whether past condom failure (breakage, slippage, or both) can predict future failure and evaluated other predictors of condom failure.
At each of 3 international sites, approximately 130 male condom users were enrolled and given 5 condoms to use for vaginal intercourse over a 3-week penod.
Men at increased risk (history of I or more condoms that broke or slipped off) reported approximately twice as many condom failures as those not in this group.
Condom failure increased with the number of adverse condom use behaviors reported per participant.
Opening condom packages with sharp objects and unrolling condoms before donning were associated with breakage.
Unrolling condoms before donning and lengthy or intense mtercourse were associated with slippage.
Of background characteristics evaluated, having less education was associated with condom failure.
These data suggest that a history of condom failure predicts future failure, a finding that may be useful for targeted intervention.
Moreover, these data provide further evidence that certain behaviors and lower educationai attainment are associated with condom failure.
Mots-clés Pascal : Déchirure, Glissement, Condom, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Utilisation, Erreur, Comportement individuel, Utilisateur, Facteur risque, Prédiction, Homme, Prévention, Etude comparative, Etude multicentrique, International
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Break, Slip, Condom, Sexually transmitted disease, Use, Error, Individual behavior, User, Risk factor, Prediction, Human, Prevention, Comparative study, Multicenter study, International
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0150602
Code Inist : 002B30B03. Création : 21/07/1998.