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Correlates of condom breakage and slippage among university undergraduates

Correlates of condom breakage and slippage among university undergraduates
Correlates of condom breakage and slippage among university undergraduates
An anonymous questionnaire was used to explore relationships between condom breakage, slippage and possible correlates in a sample of 428 single, nevermarried college men and women. Specific condom use errors and problems that could lead to breakage and slippage were also examined. A three-month recall period was used. Breakage/slippage was found to be associated with never receiving instruction on correct condom use (P = 0.001), more than one sex partner (P = 0.001) , more frequent use of condoms (P = 0.001), and partner(s) being less than highly motivated to use condoms (P = 0.02). Those reporting that condoms had contacted a sharp object were three times as likely to report breakage (P = 0.001). Those using condoms without proper lubrication (P = 0.006) and those experiencing loss of erection during sex (P = 0.001) were more likely to report slippage. Further research should investigate the efficacy of instruction addressing specific factors that may reduce the incidence of breakage/slippage, thereby enhancing condom effectiveness.

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Yarber, W. L
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Graham, C. A
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Yarber, W. L, Graham, C. A, Sanders, S. A and Crosby, R. A (2004) Correlates of condom breakage and slippage among university undergraduates. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 15 (7), 467-472. (doi:10.1258/0956462041211207).

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An anonymous questionnaire was used to explore relationships between condom breakage, slippage and possible correlates in a sample of 428 single, nevermarried college men and women. Specific condom use errors and problems that could lead to breakage and slippage were also examined. A three-month recall period was used. Breakage/slippage was found to be associated with never receiving instruction on correct condom use (P = 0.001), more than one sex partner (P = 0.001) , more frequent use of condoms (P = 0.001), and partner(s) being less than highly motivated to use condoms (P = 0.02). Those reporting that condoms had contacted a sharp object were three times as likely to report breakage (P = 0.001). Those using condoms without proper lubrication (P = 0.006) and those experiencing loss of erection during sex (P = 0.001) were more likely to report slippage. Further research should investigate the efficacy of instruction addressing specific factors that may reduce the incidence of breakage/slippage, thereby enhancing condom effectiveness.

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Published date: 1 July 2004
Organisations: Psychology

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Local EPrints ID: 206991
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/206991
PURE UUID: 1a8da76c-2566-46c2-a394-6a73deab6543
ORCID for C. A Graham: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7884-599X

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Date deposited: 26 Jan 2012 15:57
Last modified: 03 Dec 2019 01:39

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Author: W. L Yarber
Author: C. A Graham ORCID iD
Author: S. A Sanders
Author: R. A Crosby

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