Acceptability and technical problems of the female condom amongst commercial sex workers in a rural district of Malawi.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/18782
Title:
Acceptability and technical problems of the female condom amongst commercial sex workers in a rural district of Malawi.
Journal:
Tropical Doctor
Abstract:
A study was conducted among commercial sex workers (CSWs) in rural southern Malawi, in order to (a) assess the acceptability of the female condom and (b) identify common technical problems and discomforts associated with its use. There were 88 CSWs who were entered into the study with a total of 272 female condom utilizations. Eighty-six (98%) were satisfied with the female condom, 80% preferred it to the male condom and 92% were ready to use the device routinely. Of all the utilizations, the most common technical problem was reuse of the device with consecutive clients, 6% after having washed it, and 2% without any washing or rinsing. The most common discomfort that were reported included too much lubrication (32%), device being too large (16%), and noise during sex (11%). This study would be useful in preparing the introduction of the female condom within known commercial sex establishments in Malawi.
Affiliation:
Médecins Sans Frontières - Luxembourg, Thyolo district, Thyolo, Malawi. zachariah@internet.lu
Issue Date:
Oct-2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/18782
PubMed ID:
14620427
Additional Links:
http://td.rsmjournals.com
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Womens/Reproductive Health

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dc.date.accessioned2008-02-21T12:43:19Z-
dc.date.available2008-02-21T12:43:19Z-
dc.date.issued2003-10en
dc.identifier.citationAcceptability and technical problems of the female condom amongst commercial sex workers in a rural district of Malawi. 2003, 33 (4):220-4notTrop Docten
dc.identifier.pmid14620427en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/18782en
dc.description.abstractA study was conducted among commercial sex workers (CSWs) in rural southern Malawi, in order to (a) assess the acceptability of the female condom and (b) identify common technical problems and discomforts associated with its use. There were 88 CSWs who were entered into the study with a total of 272 female condom utilizations. Eighty-six (98%) were satisfied with the female condom, 80% preferred it to the male condom and 92% were ready to use the device routinely. Of all the utilizations, the most common technical problem was reuse of the device with consecutive clients, 6% after having washed it, and 2% without any washing or rinsing. The most common discomfort that were reported included too much lubrication (32%), device being too large (16%), and noise during sex (11%). This study would be useful in preparing the introduction of the female condom within known commercial sex establishments in Malawi.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://td.rsmjournals.comen
dc.rightsReproduced on this site with the permission of Royal Society of Medicine Press, London (www.rsmpress.co.uk/td.htm)en
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshCondoms, Femaleen
dc.subject.meshConsumer Satisfactionen
dc.subject.meshEquipment Failureen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMalawien
dc.subject.meshProstitutionen
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen
dc.subject.meshRural Healthen
dc.subject.meshSexually Transmitted Diseasesen
dc.titleAcceptability and technical problems of the female condom amongst commercial sex workers in a rural district of Malawi.en
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins Sans Frontières - Luxembourg, Thyolo district, Thyolo, Malawi. zachariah@internet.luen
dc.identifier.journalTropical Doctoren

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