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Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2003 May;81(2):233-9.

Use of the female condom among sex workers in China.

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National Research Institute for Family Planning, Beijing, China. cym55@a-1.net.cn

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To introduce the female condom (FC) among sex workers (SWs) in China.

METHODS:

We adopted the intervention study method. The 315 participating SWs were randomly assigned to an intervention group (155 SWs) or a control group (160 SWs).

RESULTS:

The rate of SWs who reported liking FC increased from 60.0% pre-intervention to 93.5% post-intervention, and the rate of SWs who considered that their clients could accept FC increased from 27.1% to 92.3%. After the intervention, 93.5% expressed that their sexual satisfaction had increased with their familiarity with FC and 97.4% expressed that they would use it in the future.

CONCLUSIONS:

The understanding and use of FC can be greatly improved through active intervention-i.e. medical workers providing SWs with FC.

PMID:
12706287
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