The Contraceptive Needs for STD Protection Among Women in Jail

  title={The Contraceptive Needs for STD Protection Among Women in Jail},
  author={Krista L. Oswalt and Galen J. Hale and Karen L. Cropsey and Gabriella C. Villalobos and Sara E. Ivey and Catherine Ann Matthews},
  journal={Health Education \& Behavior},
  pages={568 - 579}
We assessed the contraceptive needs of women in jails and their sexually transmitted disease (STD) history and risk to determine effective contraceptive methods for this population. A survey of demographics, sexual health, contraceptive use, and preferred method of contraception was completed by participants recruited at jails in a medium-sized metropolitan area. Results from 188 women indicated high rates of STDs, inconsistent contraceptive use, and use of unreliable and user-dependent… 

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