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Associations between rushed condom application and condom use errors and problems

Associations between rushed condom application and condom use errors and problems
Associations between rushed condom application and condom use errors and problems
Objective

To determine whether any of four condom use errors/problems occurred more frequently when condom application was ‘rushed’ among a clinic-based sample from three US states.

Methods

A convenience sample (n=512) completed daily electronic assessments including questions about condom use being rushed and also assessed condom breakage, slippage, leakage and incomplete use.

Results

Of 8856 events, 6.5% (n=574) occurred when application was rushed. When events involved rushed condom application, the estimated odds of breakage and slippage were almost doubled (estimated OR (EOR)=1.90 and EOR=1.86). Rushed application increased the odds of not using condoms throughout sex (EOR=1.33) and nearly tripled the odds of leakage (EOR=2.96). With one exception, all tests for interactions between gender and rushed application and between age and rushed application were not significant (p values>0.10).

Conclusions

This event-level analysis suggests that women and men who perceive that condom application was rushed are more likely to experience errors/problems during the sexual event that substantially compromise the protective value of condoms against disease and pregnancy. Educational efforts emphasising the need to allow ample time for condom application may benefit this population.
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Crosby, R.
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Graham, C.
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Milhausen, R.
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Sanders, S.
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Yarber, W.
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Sanders, S.
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Crosby, R., Graham, C., Milhausen, R., Sanders, S., Yarber, W. and Shrier, L.A. (2014) Associations between rushed condom application and condom use errors and problems. Sexually Transmitted Infections. (doi:10.1136/sextrans-2013-051491). (PMID:25391833)

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Abstract

Objective

To determine whether any of four condom use errors/problems occurred more frequently when condom application was ‘rushed’ among a clinic-based sample from three US states.

Methods

A convenience sample (n=512) completed daily electronic assessments including questions about condom use being rushed and also assessed condom breakage, slippage, leakage and incomplete use.

Results

Of 8856 events, 6.5% (n=574) occurred when application was rushed. When events involved rushed condom application, the estimated odds of breakage and slippage were almost doubled (estimated OR (EOR)=1.90 and EOR=1.86). Rushed application increased the odds of not using condoms throughout sex (EOR=1.33) and nearly tripled the odds of leakage (EOR=2.96). With one exception, all tests for interactions between gender and rushed application and between age and rushed application were not significant (p values>0.10).

Conclusions

This event-level analysis suggests that women and men who perceive that condom application was rushed are more likely to experience errors/problems during the sexual event that substantially compromise the protective value of condoms against disease and pregnancy. Educational efforts emphasising the need to allow ample time for condom application may benefit this population.

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Published date: 12 November 2014
Organisations: Psychology

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Local EPrints ID: 371808
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/371808
ISSN: 1368-4973
PURE UUID: 8d1b8467-63cf-4092-9084-91e74d40f38c
ORCID for C. Graham: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7884-599X

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Date deposited: 18 Nov 2014 11:31
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 00:43

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

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