• Journal Article

Condom failure among adolescents: implications for STD prevention

Citation

Crosby, R. A., Diclemente, R. J., Wingood, G. M., Salazar, L. F., Rose, E., Levine, D., ... Silver, B. J. (2005). Condom failure among adolescents: implications for STD prevention. Journal of Adolescent Health, 36(6), 534-536.

Abstract

This study of 921 adolescents found condom failure (past 90 days) was experienced by at least one-third of the sample, regardless of gender. Frequency of condom failure was positively associated with STD diagnosis (AOR = 1.22, 95% CI = 1.01-1.48), with the odds of testing positive increasing 22% for each added event of failure. (c) 2005 Society for Adolescent Medicine. All rights reserved