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Reuters Health — Up to 17 percent of young adults in the U. For their study, published in the journal Contraception, Higgins and her coauthor used national survey data for They analyzed responses from a total of 1, young men and 1, young women, most in their 20s, who were sexually active, not pregnant or trying to get pregnant, and not infertile or sterile.
About half of program and control group youth responded that, when used correctly, condoms usually prevent pregnancy Figure V. Most of the remainder, 38 percent, reported that condoms sometimes prevent pregnancy. Only three percent of youth thought that condoms never prevent pregnancy, while seven percent reported being unsure. Figure V.
The emergence of biomedical and seroadaptive HIV prevention strategies has coincided with a decline in condom use among gay men. We undertook a social ecological analysis of condom use and perceptions using nineteen semi-structured interviews with HIV negative gay men in Vancouver, Canada who used HAART-based prevention strategies. Contributors to inconsistent condom use were found at various levels of the social ecological model.
Datos de encuesta sobre percepciones de medidas contraceptivas como tablas composicionales. Pills are better valued than condoms with respect to feelings of pleasure for both sexes and not as valued in preventing sexually transmitted infections. Females' assessments are less extreme than male's for five of the six items, but are more pronounced with respect to the assumption that using condoms shows an interest in the couple taking care of their sexual health.
Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads. The primary aim of this study was to determine the perceptions of youth on the use of condoms for HIV prevention in the Capricorn District of the Limpopo Province, South Africa. A qualitative, exploratory and descriptive design was used.
It's a long-established fact that, in addition to their efficacy in preventing pregnancy, condoms are second only to abstinence when it comes to preventing exposure to sexually transmitted infections STIs. Still, even with the emergence of HIV and AIDS and, by extension, the increasing need for men to take a more active role in STI prevention, nearly half of all pregnancies are unplanned. This suggests that condom use is still not a priority for men.
HIV prevention programs targeting youth often emphasize the role of peers, and assume that youths will model their behavior after their peers'. We challenge this view; we argue that adopting a given behavior requires social approval, and that youths do not necessarily turn to peers for such approval. This study analyzes survey data on youths in urban Cameroon to 1 identify which type of persons youths look to for social approval, and 2 establish how important social approval by these persons is for condom use among youths. We analyzed data from three survey waves, and of a reproductive health survey conducted among urban Cameroonian youth aged