Condom Use Drops When Young Women Use Hormonal Contraceptives
October 24, 2012
The use of condoms together with other forms of contraception (dual-method use) reduces the risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Researchers conducted a prospective year-long study of 1,194 sexually active women aged 15-24 years who were clients at Planned Parenthood clinics and who were beginning contraceptive pills, patches, injections, or vaginal rings and not planning pregnancy within the year. They collected data on the participants' beliefs about condom use, and knowledge of their partners' beliefs about condom use.
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This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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