Contrasting strategies used by young people to ensure condom use: key findings from a qualitative research project


Coleman, L. and Ingham, R. (1999) Contrasting strategies used by young people to ensure condom use: key findings from a qualitative research project. AIDS Care, 11, (4), 473-479. (doi: 10.1080/09540129947866).

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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540129947866

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Interviews conducted among 56 young men and women (aged 16-19) reveal two contrasting strategies used to ensure condom use at first intercourse with a new partner. These are defined as verbal communication based strategies (involving some explicit discussion about contraception before intercourse) and non-verbal communication based strategies (where one partner takes responsibility for using condoms without discussing this with their partner). Whilst the former is argued as being the more effective strategy, this paper suggests an important role for the latter, particularly when young people find themselves in situations where initiating discussions about condom use is perceived as being particularly difficult.

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Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Psychology > Division of Human Wellbeing
ePrint ID: 18541
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2005
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:08
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/18541

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