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Condom Use by Norplant Users at Risk for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Citation

Humphries, Helen O. & Bauman, Karl E. (1994). Condom Use by Norplant Users at Risk for Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 21(4), 217-219.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Norplant is highly effective for long-term pregnancy prevention. Norplant users might not use condoms, and they may acquire human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted diseases as a consequence.
GOAL OF THIS STUDY: The goal of this study was to assess condom use among Norplant users at risk for sexually transmitted diseases.
STUDY DESIGN: Telephone interviews were conducted with 177 sexually active Norplant users to measure risk for sexually transmitted disease and condom use.
RESULTS: According to the measures used in this study, 42% of the study subjects were at risk for sexually transmitted disease and 38% of those at highest risk did not use condoms.
CONCLUSIONS: Intervention to protect Norplant users from sexually transmitted disease is indicated.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00007435-199407000-00007

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

1994

Journal Title

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Author(s)

Humphries, Helen O.
Bauman, Karl E.