More than half of STD clinic patients who used condoms report misuse

Ellis, Kirsten H.
January 2008
Infectious Disease News;Jan2008, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p11
The article presents information on a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding misuse of condoms reported by patients visiting sexually transmitted disease clinics. Problem uses include misuse, such as using condoms after sex or condom failure. According to CDC researcher Andrew Margolis, major implications is that clinicians should not assume patients know how to use, so time spent informing them about proper condom use may be beneficial.


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