Although condoms are the best defense against sexually transmitted disease, little is known about the effectiveness of female-controlled methods containing nonoxynol-9 as backup protection when condoms are not being used.
To assess the extent to which nonoxynol-9 protects women against gonorrhea, a cohort of 303 female sex workers (prostitutes) in Yacounde, Cameroon, were asked to use condoms and suppositories containing nonoxynol-9 at every sexual encounter and to record daily sexual activity and use of condoms and suppositories on coital logs that were reviewed monthly.
Mots-clés Pascal : Nonoxinol, Spermicide, Prévention, Gonococcie, Bactériose, Infection, Col utérus, Homme, Femelle, Prostitution, Epidémiologie, Cameroun, Afrique, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Appareil génital femelle pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Spermicide, Prevention, Gonococcal infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Uterine cervix, Human, Female, Prostitution, Epidemiology, Cameroon, Africa, Sexually transmitted disease, Female genital diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0489623
Code Inist : 002B05F02. Création : 199501.