TITLE

Value of Consistent Condom Use: A Study of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention Among African American Adolescent Females

AUTHOR(S)
Crosby, Richard A.; DiClemente, Ralph J.; Wingood, Gina M.; Lang, Delia; Harrington, Kathy F.
PUB. DATE
June 2003
SOURCE
American Journal of Public Health;Jun2003, Vol. 93 Issue 6, p901
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a study which investigated the association between African American adolescent females' condom use and their acquisition of sexually transmitted diseases (STD), Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Trichomona vaginalis. The methodology of the study is specifically designed to investigate condom effectiveness. Findings suggested that using condoms consistently could result in substantial, but not complete, protection against STD acquisition. Adolescents not consistently using condoms were about twice as likely to acquire an STD. The fiindings support the public health practice of promoting consistent condom use as a primary strategy to reduce STD incidence.
ACCESSION #
9925285

 

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