Condom failure among adolescents: Implications for STD prevention

Richard A. Crosby, Ralph DiClemente, Gina M. Wingood, Laura F. Salazar, Eve Rose, David Levine, Larry Brown, Celia Lescano, David Pugatch, Timothy Flanigan, Isa Fernandez, William Schlenger, Barbara J. Silver

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This study of 921 adolescents found condom failure (past 90 days) was experienced by at least one-third of the sample, regardless of gender. Frequency of condom failure was positively associated with STD diagnosis (AOR = 1.22, 95% CI = 1.01-1.48), with the odds of testing positive increasing 22% for each added event of failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)534-536
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2005



  • Adolescents
  • Condoms
  • Prevention
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Crosby, R. A., DiClemente, R., Wingood, G. M., Salazar, L. F., Rose, E., Levine, D., ... Silver, B. J. (2005). Condom failure among adolescents: Implications for STD prevention. Journal of Adolescent Health, 36(6), 534-536.