Friday, March 4, 2016

Kenyan Female Sex Workers' Use of Female-Controlled Nonbarrier Modern Contraception: Do They Use Condoms Less Consistently?

To examine whether nonbarrier modern contraceptive use is associated with less consistent condom use among Kenyan female sex workers (FSWs).

Researchers recruited 579 FSWs using respondent-driven sampling. We conducted multivariate logistic regression to examine the association between consistent condom use and female-controlled nonbarrier modern contraceptive use.

A total of 98.8% reported using male condoms in the past month, and 64.6% reported using female-controlled nonbarrier moderncontraception. In multivariate analysis, female-controlled nonbarrier modern contraceptive use was not associated with decreased condom use with clients or nonpaying partners.

Consistency of condom use is not compromised when FSWs use available female-controlled nonbarrier modern contraception.

FSWs should be encouraged to use condoms consistently, whether or not other methods are used simultaneously.

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  • 1Population Council, 4301 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 280, Washington, DC 20008, USA. Electronic address:
  • 2Population Council, General Accident House, Ralph Bunche Road, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 3National AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infection Control Programme, Ministry of Health, PO Box 19361-00202, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 4Population Council, 4301 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 280, Washington, DC 20008, USA.
  • 5Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA. 
  •  2016 Mar;93(3):222-5. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2015.11.010. Epub 2015 Dec 1.

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