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Condom use: still a sexual health staple

Richard A. Crosby A B D , Willard Cates Jr C

A College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky, 121 Washington Ave., Lexington, KY 40506, USA.

B The Kinsey Institute for Research on Sex, Gender and Reproduction, 1165 East Third Street #313, Bloomington, IN 47405-3700, USA.

C FHI 360.

D Corresponding author. Email: crosby@uky.edu

Sexual Health 9(1) 1-3 https://doi.org/10.1071/SH11111
Submitted: 8 August 2011  Accepted: 1 September 2011   Published: 17 February 2012

Abstract

This article introduces and summarizes the contents of this special edition. Given the exceptional potential of condoms to avert epidemics of sexually transmitted infections and teen or unintended pregnancy – even in low-resource environments – this in-depth examination of current knowledge, practice, and issues with condoms and their use is an important asset for educators and practitioners worldwide.

Additional keywords: HIV, prevention, safer sex, STI.


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