Female Condom and Male Condom Failure Among Women at High Risk of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  title={Female Condom and Male Condom Failure Among Women at High Risk of Sexually Transmitted Diseases},
  author={Thamban Valappil and Joseph W Kelaghan and Maurizio Macaluso and Lynn M Artz and Harland D. Austin and Michael E. Fleenor and Lawrence Robey and Edward W. Iii Hook},
  journal={Sexually Transmitted Diseases},
Objective: The objective of this study was to study the frequency and determinants of breakage and slippage during female and male condom use. Goal: The goal of this study was to determine condom breakage and slippage rate. Study: We conducted a 6-month prospective follow-up study of women attending 2 sexually transmitted disease clinics. Breakage and slippage rates were computed. Logistic regression was used to evaluate baseline characteristics and time-dependent behaviors. Results: A total of… 
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