Condom failure among adolescents: Implications for STD prevention

Richard A. Crosby, Ralph J. DiClemente, Gina M. Wingood, Laura F. Salazar, Eve Rose, David Levine, Larry Brown, Celia Lescano, David Pugatch, Timothy Flanigan, Isa Fernandez, William Schlenger, Barbara J. Silver

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This study of 921 adolescents found condom failure (past 90 days) was experienced by at least one-third of the sample, regardless of gender. Frequency of condom failure was positively associated with STD diagnosis (AOR = 1.22, 95% CI = 1.01-1.48), with the odds of testing positive increasing 22% for each added event of failure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)534-536
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2005

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Funding Information:
This study was supported by a grant from the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.


  • Adolescents
  • Condoms
  • Prevention
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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