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Condoms, Female

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Disease relevance of Condoms, Female

  • The newer polyurethane male and female condoms provide alternative, safe barrier protection, although their efficacy at preventing HIV in vivo needs further study [1].

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Gene context of Condoms, Female

  • Acceptability of the female condom amongst commercial sex workers in Thailand and Côte d'Ivoire [13].
  • SETTING: Groote Schuur and Somerset Hospitals, Cape Town. PARTICIPANTS: Nurses, secretaries, doctors and domestic staff of Groote Schuur and Somerset Hospitals who volunteered-61 women were recruited, 8 did not use any female condoms, and 1 did not return [14].


  1. The use of nonhormonal methods of contraception in adolescents. Rieder, J., Coupey, S.M. Pediatr. Clin. North Am. (1999) [Pubmed]
  2. Efficacy of the female condom as a barrier to semen during intercourse. Macaluso, M., Lawson, M.L., Hortin, G., Duerr, A., Hammond, K.R., Blackwell, R., Bloom, A. Am. J. Epidemiol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  3. Female condom use among injection drug- and crack cocaine-using women. Ashery, R.S., Carlson, R.G., Falck, R.S., Siegal, H.A., Wang, J. American journal of public health. (1995) [Pubmed]
  4. Prevention of vaginal trichomoniasis by compliant use of the female condom. Soper, D.E., Shoupe, D., Shangold, G.A., Shangold, M.M., Gutmann, J., Mercer, L. Sexually transmitted diseases. (1993) [Pubmed]
  5. Performance of the Reality polyurethane female condom and a synthetic latex prototype: a randomized crossover trial among South African women. Beksinska, M., Smit, J., Mabude, Z., Vijayakumar, G., Joanis, C. Contraception. (2006) [Pubmed]
  6. Short-term acceptability of the Reality polyurethane female condom and a synthetic latex prototype: a randomized crossover trial among South African women. Smit, J., Beksinska, M., Vijayakumar, G., Mabude, Z. Contraception. (2006) [Pubmed]
  7. Structural integrity of the polyurethane female condom after multiple cycles of disinfection, washing, drying and relubrication. Potter, B., Gerofi, J., Pope, M., Farley, T. Contraception. (2003) [Pubmed]
  8. Correlates of intention to use the female condom among women taking methadone. el-Bassel, N., Krishnan, S.P., Witte, S., Schilling, R.F., Catan, V., Pollin, S. Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health. (1998) [Pubmed]
  9. A brief sexual barrier intervention for women living with AIDS: acceptability, use, and ethnicity. Jones, D.L., Weiss, S.M., Malow, R., Ishii, M., Devieux, J., Stanley, H., Cassells, A., Tobin, J.N., Brondolo, E., LaPerriere, A., Efantis-Potter, J., O'Sullivan, M.J., Schneiderman, N. Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. (2001) [Pubmed]
  10. New progestin oral contraceptives and the female condom. Gold, M.A. Pediatric annals. (1995) [Pubmed]
  11. Barrier and spermicidal contraceptives in adolescence. McNaught, J., Jamieson, M.A. Adolescent medicine clinics. (2005) [Pubmed]
  12. "It's some kind of women's empowerment": the ambiguity of the female condom as a marker of female empowerment. Kaler, A. Social science & medicine (1982) (2001) [Pubmed]
  13. Acceptability of the female condom amongst commercial sex workers in Thailand and Côte d'Ivoire. Deniaud, F., Fampou-Toundji, J.C. International journal of STD & AIDS. (1999) [Pubmed]
  14. The female condom (Femidom)--a study of user acceptability. Sapire, K.E. S. Afr. Med. J. (1995) [Pubmed]
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