Update on adolescent condom use

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Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pregnancy prevention efforts in the USA have largely focused on the use of hormonal contraceptive methods, relegating male condoms to discussions of 'dual-method' contraception or sexually transmitted infection prevention. With national attention and funding directed toward adolescent pregnancy prevention, a renewed focus on adolescent condom use, specifically addressing contraceptive benefits, is both timely and relevant. RECENT FINDINGS: Two recent developments in condom use research are essential to increasing consistent condom use. First, there is a necessary shift toward understanding the relationship dynamics of condom use. As a coital event level contraceptive, condom use requires negotiation and participation from both participants. Second, there is increased attention to the condom itself as a determinant of use. Improvements in condom design, feel, and lubrication have reduced differences in sexual pleasure with condom use and nonuse. SUMMARY: Promoting the initiation and maintenance of condom use across multiple partnered sexual encounters requires understanding of individual, dyadic, and condom attributes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-354
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2011

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Condoms
Contraceptive Agents
Contraception
Lubrication
Pregnancy in Adolescence
Pleasure
Negotiating
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Maintenance
Pregnancy

Keywords

  • adolescent
  • condom negotiation
  • condom use
  • contraception
  • sexual pleasure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Update on adolescent condom use. / Williams, Rebekah; Fortenberry, J.

In: Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 23, No. 5, 10.2011, p. 350-354.

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