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  1. Condom use by hispanic and African-American adolescent girls who use hormonal contraception.

    Article - En anglais


    The purpose of the present study was to examine condom use by teens who use hormonal contraceptives [i.e., Depo-Provera, Norplant, or oral contraceptives (OCs) ]. Methods : This is a cross-sectional study of 578 Hispanic and African-American female adolescents between the ages of 12 and 21 years who came to a reproductive health care clinic.

    A paper-and-pencil questionnaire which addressed sexual behaviors, sexual history, and communication about sexuality was distributed to adolescent girls attending the clinic.

    Several important analyses included only those who had been sexually active in the last 4 weeks (n=452).


    Adolescents who used OCs [odds ratio (OR) 1.7], long-acting agents (i.e., Depo-Provera or Norplant) (OR 1.6), were less likely to have used a condom in the last 4 weeks than teens whose only method of birth control was condoms.

    Only those teens who had previously been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) were more likely to have used a condom (OR. 67 for not using a condom).

    Overall, condom use by teens in this sample was low, with only 19% reporting that they « always » use a condom, and 47% of the teens who had been sexually active in the last 4 weeks reporting that they had not used a condom at least once during that time.


    This study provides data which suggest that adolescent girls who use hormonal contraceptives are less likely to use condoms than other sexually active teens. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Utilisation, Contraceptif, Adolescent, Homme, Femelle, Latinoaméricain, Noir américain, Négroïde, Condom, Prévention, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Use, Contraceptive, Adolescent, Human, Female, Latinamerican, Black American, Negroid, Condom, Prevention, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Sexually transmitted disease, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency

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

    Cote : 99-0065361

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 31/05/1999.