TITLE

Factors explaining intent, discussion and use of condoms in first-time sexual encounters

AUTHOR(S)
Freimuth, Vicki S.; Lee Hammond, Sharon; Edgar, Timothy; McDonald, Deborah A.; Fink, Edward L.
PUB. DATE
June 1992
SOURCE
Health Education Research;Jun1992, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p203
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article cites a study which examines the factors involved in the use of condoms in first-time sexual encounters. The most effective way to prevent HIV infection is to use condoms. The factors which determine infrequent use of condoms by individuals are mostly related to individual personality characteristics or attitudes. The use of condom requires implicit agreement and cooperation of both sexual partners. Thus communication between the partners about the use of condoms is a very important factor in safe sex practice. A three-stage model of condom use has been developed. The first stage involves intention to use a condom, the second involves communication with a partner about its use and the third involves actual use of a condom.
ACCESSION #
19621282

 

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