+ Translate
+ Most Popular
The pigeon tick (Argas reflexus): its biology, ecology, and epidemiological aspects
Prevalence of hemoglobin abnormalities in Kebili (Tunisian South)
Lipogranuloma: a preventable complication of dacryocystorhinostomy
Value of basal plasma cortisol assays in the assessment of pituitary-adrenal insufficiency
Bees from the Belgian Congo. The acraensis group of Anthophora
Placing gingival retraction cord
Total serum IgE, allergy skin testing, and the radioallergosorbent test for the diagnosis of allergy in asthmatic children
Acariens plumicoles Analgesoidea parasites des oiseaux du Maroc
Injuries of terminal phalanges of the fingers in children
Biology of flowering and nectar production in pear (Pyrus communis)
Das Reliktvorkommen der Aspisviper (Vipera aspis L.) im Schwarzwald
Hydrological modelling of drained blanket peatland
Pathologic morphology and clinical significance of the anomalous origin of the left circumflex coronary artery from the right coronary artery. General review and autopsy analysis of 30 cases
Cyto genetic analyses of lymphocyte cultures after exposure to calcium cyclamate
Axelrodia riesei, a new characoid fish from Upper Rio Meta in Colombia With remarks concerning the genus Axelrodia and description of a similar, sympatric, Hyphessobrycon-species
Favorable evolution of a case of tuberculosis of pancreas under antibiotic action
RIFM fragrance ingredient safety assessment, Valencene, CAS Registry Number 4630-07-3
Parenteral microemulsions: an overview
Temperate pasture: management for grazing and conservation
Evaluation of a new coprocessed compound based on lactose and maize starch for tablet formulation
Thermal expansion and cracking of three confined water-saturated igneous rocks to 800C
Revision of the genera of the tribe Stigmoderini (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) a discussion of phylogenetic relationships
Anal tuberculosis. Report of a case
Gastric tuberculosis in the past and present
Adaptive responses of the cardiovascular system to prolonged spaceflight conditions: assessment with Holter monitoring

Reasons for not using condoms of clients at urban sexually transmitted diseases clinics

Reasons for not using condoms of clients at urban sexually transmitted diseases clinics

Sexually Transmitted Diseases 24(7): 402-408

ISSN/ISBN: 0148-5717

PMID: 9263361

DOI: 10.1097/00007435-199708000-00004

Background and Goal: Greater understanding of the factors related to inconsistent condom use is essential in the development of strategies to promote condom use among clients who access public, inner-city sexually transmitted diseases (STD) clinics. Therefore, this study aimed to explore reasons for not using condoms among 260 predominantly African American heterosexual male and female clients presenting for care at two inner-city STD clinics. Study Design: Clients selected for this descriptive analysis reported having had at least one unprotected episode of sexual intercourse in the last 10 episodes. In face-to-face interviews, clients provided information about sexual activity, sexual partners, and condom use in the previous 30 days. In addition, they were asked to indicate the main reason for not using condoms when having unprotected sex. Results: Content analysis showed six major categories of reasons for not using condoms: reasons related to partner relationships, reasons related to sexual sensation, reasons related to situational constraint, reasons related to condoms themselves, reasons related to pregnancy, and reasons related to types of sexual activity. Most frequent explanations given for not using condoms included partner trust (19.6%), the feel of condoms (11.9%), and lack of condom availability (11.5%). Clients also reported barriers to condom use that included beliefs about condom sensation and partner relationships. Conclusions: These results show the continued barriers that exist with respect to condom use in at-risk populations and emphasize the need to tailor meaningful interventions in order to promote condom use among persons who, for differing reasons, choose not to use them.

Please choose payment method:

(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 002938556

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

Related references

Sexually transmitted diseases and risk behaviors among pregnant women attending inner city public sexually transmitted diseases clinics in Baltimore, MD, 1996-2002. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 34(12): 991-994, 2007

A cohort study comparing rate of repeat testing for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections between clients of an internet-based testing programme and of sexually transmitted infection clinics in Vancouver, Canada. Sexually Transmitted Infections 95(7): 540-546, 2019

Characteristics of those who repeatedly acquire sexually transmitted infections: a retrospective cohort study of attendees at three urban sexually transmitted disease clinics in England. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 28(7): 379-386, 2001

Sexually transmitted infections and adverse pregnancy outcomes among women attending inner city public sexually transmitted diseases clinics. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 38(3): 167-171, 2011

Risk factors for sexually transmitted diseases and casual sex among Chinese patients attending sexually transmitted disease clinics in Hong Kong. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 29(6): 360-365, 2002

County-level sexually transmitted disease detection and control in Texas: do sexually transmitted diseases and family planning clinics matter?. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 38(10): 970-975, 2011

Risk factors predictive of sexually transmitted infection diagnosis in young compared to older patients attending sexually transmitted diseases clinics. International Journal of Std and Aids 31(2): 142-149, 2020

Gender differences in HIV-related perceptions, sexual risk behaviors, and history of sexually transmitted diseases among Chinese migrants visiting public sexually transmitted disease clinics. AIDS patient care and STDs 21(1): 57-68, 2007

Usefulness of human immunodeficiency virus post-test counseling by telephone for low-risk clients of an urban sexually transmitted diseases clinic. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 23(3): 190-197, 1996

Condoms and the prevention of AIDS: improving and promoting condoms may be a more effective tactic than monogamy, drugs or vaccines in fighting AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. American Scientist 85(4): 364-373, 1997

Condoms and sexually transmitted diseases. Annals of PharmacoTherapy 35(9): 1135, 2001

Impact of a Brief Intervention for Substance Use on Acquisition of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Including HIV: Findings From an Urban Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic Population. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 42(10): 569-574, 2015

Hiv seroprevalence in clients attending sexually transmitted disease std clinics in the usa 1988 90. Sixth International Conference on Aids Sixth International Conference on Aids, Vols 1-3 Pagination Varies Sixth International Conference on Aids University Of California San Francisco: San Francisco, California, Usa Illus Maps Paper : abstract Fc44, 1990

Condoms and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. U S Pharmacist 12(5): 54, 58-60, 62, 1987

How much do condoms protect against sexually transmitted diseases?. Ippf Medical Bulletin 31(1): 3 P., 1997