Male condom use errors according to the female partner reports Kadın partnerin bildirimine göre erkek kondomu kullanım hataları

AKIN B., Ege E., Benli S., Erdem H.

Gulhane Medical Journal, vol.52, no.3, pp.157-161, 2010 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: Gulhane Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-161
  • Keywords: Female partner, Male condom, Risk factors, Use errors
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


The condom is important for the prevention of sexually transmitted infections, but its success depends on its correct use. The aim of this study was to examine male condom use errors according to the reports of the female partner. This was a descriptive study, and the study group consisted of 160 married women. A questionnaire was used to collect data. Chi-square and logistic regression tests were used for statistical analyses. Of the participants 77.5% reported one or more errors related condom use. The most common problems were "not checking the expiration date" (56.9%), "not examining for breakage after sex" (52.5%), "starting intercourse without a condom or taking it off later" (34.4%). Not receiving instruction about correct condom use was a risky factor in terms of "condom use error". Condom use errors were common and generally associated with insufficient instruction. © Gülhane Askeri Ti{dotless}p Akademisi 2010.