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Article: Reasons for not using condoms among the Hong Kong Chinese population: Implications for HIV and STD prevention

TitleReasons for not using condoms among the Hong Kong Chinese population: Implications for HIV and STD prevention
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Issue Date2002
PublisherB M J Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://sti.bmjjournals.com/
Citation
Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2002, v. 78 n. 3, p. 180-184 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To assess the prevalence and reasons for non-use of condoms among the Hong Kong Chinese population and obtain baseline data to monitor sexual behavioural change. Methods: Cross sectional self administered questionnaire surveys in convenience sampled groups of Hong Kong Chinese residents were carried out. Results: Of the 1508 respondents, 24% reported consistent condom use and 76% inconsistent use. Overall, 17% of respondents reported having sex with strangers. People who were at increased risk for inconsistent condom use included STD clinics attendees, those who never married, and those reporting low self efficacy for condom use or sex with strangers. Common reasons for not using condoms were trust in partner, use of other contraceptives, and reduced sensation while using condoms. Conclusions: Given the reported high prevalence of travel and sexual contact with strangers, and misconceptions about condoms among the Hong Kong Chinese population, innovative condom social marketing campaigns are needed. Periodic monitoring of condom use behaviours should be an integral part of HIV/STD surveillance activity.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53549
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.142
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dc.contributor.authorAbdullah, ASMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFielding, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorHedley, AJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorEbrahim, SHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLuk, YKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-03T07:22:54Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-03T07:22:54Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSexually Transmitted Infections, 2002, v. 78 n. 3, p. 180-184en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1368-4973en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/53549-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To assess the prevalence and reasons for non-use of condoms among the Hong Kong Chinese population and obtain baseline data to monitor sexual behavioural change. Methods: Cross sectional self administered questionnaire surveys in convenience sampled groups of Hong Kong Chinese residents were carried out. Results: Of the 1508 respondents, 24% reported consistent condom use and 76% inconsistent use. Overall, 17% of respondents reported having sex with strangers. People who were at increased risk for inconsistent condom use included STD clinics attendees, those who never married, and those reporting low self efficacy for condom use or sex with strangers. Common reasons for not using condoms were trust in partner, use of other contraceptives, and reduced sensation while using condoms. Conclusions: Given the reported high prevalence of travel and sexual contact with strangers, and misconceptions about condoms among the Hong Kong Chinese population, innovative condom social marketing campaigns are needed. Periodic monitoring of condom use behaviours should be an integral part of HIV/STD surveillance activity.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherB M J Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://sti.bmjjournals.com/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSexually Transmitted Infectionsen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsSexually Transmitted Infections. Copyright © B M J Publishing Group.en_HK
dc.subject.meshCondoms - utilizationen_HK
dc.subject.meshHIV Infections - prevention & controlen_HK
dc.subject.meshSexually Transmitted Diseases - prevention & controlen_HK
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Healthen_HK
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_HK
dc.titleReasons for not using condoms among the Hong Kong Chinese population: Implications for HIV and STD preventionen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailFielding, R:fielding@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailHedley, AJ:hrmrajh@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1136/sti.78.3.180en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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