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Condom Use Errors and Problems

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Consistent and correct use of latex condoms has been widely recommended as a public health strategy against sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection. Although studies of diverse populations have focused on the consistency of condom use, a relatively small number of studies have assessed condom use errors, and their assessment of the wide range of possible condom use errors was limited. Failure to use condoms correctly could compromise their efficacy, causing breakage and slippage.

Current Projects from the Condom Use Research Team:

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  • We are comprehensively evaluating condom use errors and problems among several samples.

  • A group of men and women are providing daily information about condom use in the form of digital diaries of their mood, daily activities, and sexual behavior, recorded on PDAs.

Above, left to right: Dr. Stephanie Sanders, Dr. Robin Milhausen, Dr. Richard Crosby, Dr. Cynthia Graham, Dr. William Yarber - the Condom Use Research Team


More on Condom Use Research:

"Condom Team Featured as Guest Editors," Kinsey Today newsletter article (Winter 2012)

"Does it Fit OK? Problems with Condom Use as a Function of Self-reported Poor Fit," Kinsey Today newsletter article (Winter 2010)

"Team of Kinsey Researchers Dedicated to Study of Condom Use," Kinsey Today newsletter article (Fall 2008) pdf

"New Research from The Kinsey Institute: Condom Use and Erection Loss," Kinsey Today newsletter article (Fall 2007)

"Condom, erection-loss study identifies possible path to risky behavior," Indiana University Press Release (2006)

"Two New Studies Use Digital Daily Diaries in Sexual Health Research," Kinsey Today newsletter article (2006)

In a study of heterosexual college men, various condom use errors were frequent. For more details, see Study Finds Condom Use Errors Are Common. (2003)

Correct Use of the Male Condom, (2007) an information brochure published by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)

FINDING AID:

Condom Use Errors and Problems Literature Finding Aid (June 2, 2012) PDF

PUBLICATIONS:

Crosby, R. A., Shrier, L., Charnigo, R., Sanders, S. A., Graham, C. A., Milhausen, R. A., & Yarber, W. L. (in press). Likelihood of condom use when STDs are suspected: Results from a clinic sample. Health Education and Behavior.

Crosby, R. A., Milhausen, R. A., Graham, C. A., Yarber, W. L., Sanders, S. A. Charnigo, R.,& Shrier, L., (in press). Condom use errors and problems: A study of high-risk young black males residing in the Southern United States. Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Crosby, R., Shrier, L. A., Charnigo, R., Sanders, S. A., Graham, C. A., Milhausen, R., & Yarber, W. L. (in press). Being drunk and high during sex is not associated with condom use behaviors: A study of high-risk young black males. Sexual Health.

Milhausen, R.R., McKay, A., Graham, C.A., Crosby, R.A., Yarber, W.L., & Sanders, S. A. (in press). Prevalence and predictors of condom use in a national sample of Canadian university students. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality.

Crosby, R. A., Milhausen, R. R., Mark, K. P., Yarber, W. L., Sanders, S. A., & Graham, C. (2013). Understanding problems with condom fit and feel: An important opportunity for improving clinic-based safer sex programs. Journal of Primary Prevention doi: 10.1007/s10935-013-0294-3.

Crosby, R., Shrier, L. A., Charnigo, R., Sanders, S. A., Graham, C. A., Milhausen, R., & Yarber, W. L. (2013). Negative perceptions about condom use among a clinic population: Comparisons by gender, race, and age. International Journal of STD & AIDS doi: 10.1177/0956462412472295

Crosby, R. A., Graham, C. A., Milhausen, R., Sanders, S. A., & Yarber, W. L. (2012). Preface to 'Condom Use to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Global Perspective.' Sexual Health, 9(1): vii-vii.

Sanders, Stephanie, Yarber, William, Kaufman, Erin, Crosby, Richard, Graham, Cynthia, and Milhausen, Robin. (2012). Condom use errors and problems: a global view. Sexual Health, 9(1):81-95.

Milhausen, R. R., Sanders, S. A., Crosby, R. A., Yarber, W. L., Graham, C. A., & Wood, J. (2011). A novel, self-guided, home-based intervention to promote condom use among young men: A pilot study. Journal of Menís Health, 8(4):274-281.

Graham, C. A., Crosby, R. A., Yarber, W. L., & Sanders, S. A. (2011). Incomplete use of condoms: The importance of sexual arousal. AIDS & Behavior. 15, (7), 1328-1331.

Crosby, R. A., Graham, C. A., Yarber, W. L., & Sanders, S. A. (2010). Problems with condoms may be reduced for men taking ample time to apply them. Sexual Health, 7, 66-70.

Crosby, R. A., Yarber, W. L., Graham, C. A., & Sanders, S. A. (2010). Does it fit okay? Problems with condom use as a function of self-reported fit. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 86, 36-38.

Crosby, R., Yarber, W. L., Milhausen, R., Sanders, S. A., & Graham, C. A. (2009). Is PDE-5i use associated with condom breakage? Sexually Transmitted Infections, 85, 404-405.

Graham, C.A., Crosby, R.A., Milhausen, R.R., Sanders, S.A., and Yarber, W.L. (2009). Incomplete Use of Condoms: The Importance of Sexual Arousal. AIDS and Behavior. DOI 10.1007/s10461-009-9638-7. pdf The original publication is available online at www.springerlink.com.

Sanders, S.A., Milhausen, R.R., Crosby, R.A., Graham, C.A., & Yarber, W.L. (2009). Do phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors protect against condom-associated erection loss and condom slippage? Journal of Sexual Medicine, 6(5):1451-1456.

Sanders, S. A., Yarber, W. L., Crosby, R. A., & Graham, C. A. (In press). Starting late, ending early: Correlates of incomplete condom use among young adults. The Health Education Monograph.

Crosby, R., Milhausen, R., Sanders, S., Graham, C. & Yarber, W. (2008). Two heads are better than one: The association between condom decision-making and condom use errors and problems. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 84, 198-201.

Crosby, R., Yarber, W.L., Sanders, S.A., Graham, C.A., & Arno, J.N. (2008). Slips, breaks, and "falls": Condom errors and problems reported by men attending and STI clinic. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 19, 90-93.

Yarber, W., Crosby, R., Graham, C., Sanders, S., Arno, J. Hartzell, R., McBride, K., Milhausen, R., Brown, L., Legocki, L., Payne, M., & Rothring, A. (2007). Correlates of putting condoms on after sex has begun and of removing them before sex ends: A study of men attending an urban STD clinic. American Journal of Menís Health 1, 190-196. pdf

Crosby, R., Yarber, W., Sanders, S. & Graham, C, McBride, K., Milhausen, R.R., Arno, J.N. (2007). Men With Broken Condoms: Who and Why? Sexually Transmitted Infections, 83 (1) 71-75. pdf

Sanders, S., Graham, C., Yarber, W., Crosby, R., Dodge, B., & Milhausen. (2006). Women who put condoms on male partners: Correlates of condom application. American Journal of Health Behavior 30, 460-466. pdf

Graham, C. A., Crosby, R. A., Yarber, W. L., Sanders, S. A., McBride, K. R., Millhausen, R. R., Arno, J. N. (2006). Erection loss in association with condom use among young men attending a public STI clinic: potential correlates and implications for risk behavior. Sexual Health 3, 255-260. pdf

Yarber, W. L., Kennedy, J. S., Sanders, S. A., Crosby, R. A., Graham, C. A., Heckman, T. G., & Milhausen, R. (2005). Prevalence of condom use errors and problems among rural men: An exploratory statewide telephone survey. The Health Education Monograph, 22(3), 36-39.

Graham, C. A., Crosby, R. A., Sanders, S. A., & Yarber, W. L. (2005). Assessment of condom use in men and women. Annual Review of Sex Research 16, 20-52.

Crosby, R., Yarber, W., Sanders, S. & Graham, C. (2005). Condom Discomfort and Associated Problems with their Use Among University Students. Journal of American College Health 54(3) 143- 147. pdf

Yarber, W.L., Milhausen, R.R., Crosby, R.A., Torabi, M. R. (2005) Public opinion about condoms for HIV and STD prevention: A midwestern state telephone survey. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 37 (3), 148-154. pdf

Crosby, R. A., Sanders, S. A., Yarber, W. L., Graham, C.A. (2004). Condom-use errors and problems: A neglected aspect of studies assessing condom effectiveness. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 24 (4), 367-370.

Crosby, R. A., Yarber, W. L., Sanders, S., Graham, C. A. (2004) Condom use as a dependant variable: A brief commentary about classification of inconsistent users. AIDS and Behavior. 8 (1), 99-103. pdf

Crosby, R. A., Graham, C. A., Yarber, W. L., Sanders, S., (2004) If the condom fits, wear it: A qualitative study of young African-American men. Sexually Transmitted Infections. 80, 306-309. pdf

Yarber, W. L., Graham, C. A, Sanders, S. A., Crosby, R. A. (2004). Correlates of condom breakage and slippage among university undergraduates. International Journal of STD & AIDS 15 (7), 467-472.

Graham, C. A., Crosby, R. A., Sanders, S. A., Yarber, W. L. (2003). Motivation of self, partner, and couple to use male condoms: Associations with condom use errors and problems. The Health Education Monograph Series, Special Issue, 20 (2), 60-64.

Sanders, S. A., Graham, C. A., Yarber, W. L., & Crosby, R. A. (2003). Condom use errors and problems among young women who put condoms on their male partners. Journal of American Medical Women's Association, 58, (2), 95-98. pdf

Crosby, R. A., Sanders, S. A., Yarber, W. L., Graham, C. A. (2003). Condom use errors and problems: The neglected aspect of studies assessing condom effectiveness. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 24 (4), 367-370.

Crosby, R. A., Sanders, S. A., Yarber, W. L., Graham, C. A., & Dodge, B. (2002). Condom use errors and problems among college men. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 29 (9), 552-557. pdf

Crosby, R. A., & Yarber, W. L. (2001). Perceived versus actual knowledge about correct condom use among U.S. adolescents: Results from a national study. Journal of Adolescent Health19, 134-139.

INVESTIGATORS:

William L. Yarber, H.S.D., Stephanie A. Sanders, Ph.D., Cynthia Graham, Ph.D., C. Psych., University of Southampton; Robin Milhausen, Ph.D., University of Guelph; Richard Crosby, Ph.D., University of Kentucky.


FUNDED BY :

  • Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention, Indiana University.
  • Indiana University FRSP grant

 

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