An intervention to promote the female condom to sexually transmitted disease clinic patients

Academic Article


  • This article describes a 1-hour behavioral intervention designed to promote female condoms and safer sex to women at a high risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The intervention includes a promotional videotape; a skills-oriented counseling session with a nurse clinician; assorted take-home items, including a videotape for men; and free supplies of female and male condoms. Designed for women ages 18 to 34 attending public STD clinics, the intervention is developed using a systematic process of formative evaluation influenced by principles of social marketing and drawing on the social cognitive theory. The effect of the intervention on female and male condom use is evaluated using a pretest-posttest design with 1,159 women. Most elements of the intervention could be replicated in settings other than STD clinics and delivered by persons other than nurse clinicians. © 2005 Sage Publications.
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  • Artz L; Macaluso M; Kelaghan J; Austin H; Fleenor M; Robey L; Hook EW; Brill I
  • Start Page

  • 318
  • End Page

  • 369
  • Volume

  • 29
  • Issue

  • 2