Correlates of consistent condom use with main-new and main-old sexual partners

J Adolesc Health. 2009 Sep;45(3):296-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2009.03.001. Epub 2009 Jun 18.


An exploratory study identified correlates of consistent condom use for young women reporting Main-new or Main-old partners in the past 3 months: frequency of vaginal sex (across partner types); perceived likelihood of getting a STI (Main-new); age and STI history (Main-old). To enhance programmatic efficacy in community clinics, these key correlates of condom use for main partner types should be incorporated in STI risk reduction counseling.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Condoms / statistics & numerical data*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Risk Reduction Behavior
  • Sexual Partners*
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / prevention & control
  • Young Adult