Title

Kenyan female sex workers’ use of female-controlled non-barrier modern contraception: Do they use condoms less consistently?

Document Type

Article (peer-reviewed)

Publication Date

2016

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1016/j.contraception.2015.11.010

Language

English

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