Journal article

Condom use among young women in Australia using long-acting reversible contraceptives or other hormonal contraceptives

Julie Nguyen, Henrietta Williams, Kathleen McNamee, Nabreesa Shaffeu, Alaina Vaisey, Jane Hocking

Sexual Health | CSIRO Publishing | Published : 2019


Background Dual condom and long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) or non-LARC hormonal contraceptive use is the most effective way to protect against unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmissible infections (STIs). This study aimed to determine whether condom use varied between users of LARC and non-LARC hormonal contraceptives and explore their motivations for condom use. METHODS: Women aged 16-24 years attending a sexual and reproductive health centre in Melbourne, Australia, completed a survey about contraceptives and sexual practices. The proportion of LARC and non-LARC hormonal contraceptive users using condoms was calculated and logistic regression compared condom use between the ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank the Family Planning Victoria Action Centre for allowing us to recruit patients and to Senior Nurse Mandy Johnson for her assistance with data collection. This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors. Jane Hocking was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Research Fellowship.