Kenyan female sex workers’ use of female-controlled non-barrier modern contraception: Do they use condoms less consistently?
Objectives: To examine whether non-barrier modern contraceptive use is associated with less consistent condom use among Kenyan female sex workers (FSWs). Study design: Researchers recruited 579 FSWs using respondent-driven sampling. We conducted multivariate logistic regression to examine the association between consistent condom use and female-controlled non-barrier modern contraceptive use. Results: 98.8% reported using male condoms in the past month, and 64.6% reported using female-controlled non-barrier modern contraception. In multivariate analysis, female-controlled non-barrier modern contraceptive use was not associated with decreased condom use with clients or non-paying partners. Conclusion: Consistency of condom use is not compromised when FSWs use available female-controlled non-barrier modern contraception. Implications: FSWs should be encouraged to use condoms consistently, whether or not other methods are used simultaneously.
Yam, Eileen, Jerry Okal, Helgar Musyoki, Nicholas Muraguri, Waimar Tun, Meredith Sheehy, and Scott Geibel. 2016. "Kenyan female sex workers’ use of female-controlled non-barrier modern contraception: Do they use condoms less consistently?" Contraception 93(3): 222–225.