Journal article

Condom use in young women using long-acting reversible contraception (LARC): a qualitative study

Nabreesa Murphy, Henrietta Williams, Julie Nguyen, Kathleen McNamee, Jacqueline Coombe, Jane Hocking, Alaina Vaisey

Culture, Health & Sexuality | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020


Young women in Australia disproportionately experience unintended pregnancy and sexually transmissible infections (STIs). As the promotion of highly effective pregnancy prevention methods such as long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) increases, concurrent use of condoms with LARC remains optimal for pregnancy and STI prevention. There is little data exploring condom use behaviour in young Australian women using LARC. In this qualitative study we interviewed twenty women using LARC about their experiences of making decisions regarding condom use. We used inductive thematic analysis to identify factors influencing participant decision-making. We found that while LARC had an impact on con..

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