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Adolesc Med. 1992 Jun;3(2):223-240.

The Role of Barrier Contraceptives in Prevention of Pregnancy and Disease in Adolescents.

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Division of Adolescent Medicine, North Shore University Hospital-Cornell University Medical College, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA.


The advent of HIV infection and a greater understanding of the effects of other viral sexually transmitted diseases have brought condoms back to the forefront in discussions of contraception in both the general press and the medical literature. Development of several newer barrier methods and improved understanding of use of the older methods by adolescents have occurred during the past few years.


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