Dual method use at last sexual encounter: An episode-level analysis from a nationally representative survey of US men and women
Learning Areas:Public health or related research
List the benefits of dual contraceptive method use. Demonstrate familiarity with national prevalence rates, patterns, and trends of dual method use in the US, as well as the limitations of prior research in this area. Compare the proportion of men and women reporting use of a male condom and hormonal contraceptive method at last vaginal intercourse, based on a nationally representative sample of 15-44 year-olds in the US. Assess the large minority of these dual method users who used condoms inappropriately and/or inconsistently. List some of the socio-demographic and sexual variables most strongly associated with dual method use at last sexual encounter. Formulate an agenda for future research and programs regarding dual method use, particularly pertaining to correct and consistent use of condoms.
Keyword(s): Condom Use, Contraception
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have conducted 10 years' worth of research on sexual health and contraceptive use. I also authored a recent literature review of dual contraceptive method use in the United States for the journal Sexual Health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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