Factors associated with condom use during sexual intercourse with a new partner among Scandinavian women

Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Manrinder Kaur Tatla, Mette Tuxen Faber, Bo T. Hansen, Lisen Arnheim-Dahlström, Christian Munk, Mari Nygård, Susanne K. KjærAbstractIn this population-based, cross-sectional questionnaire study among 18–45-year-old women from Denmark, Sweden, and Norway conducted during 2011–2012 we examine factors associated with using condoms with a new partner. Condom use with a new partner was assessed among 6202 women having had a new partner in the recent six months. Odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were estimated for the associations between sociodemographic and lifestyle factors, and sexual behavior, respectively, and condom use with a new partner using a logistic regression model. Always/almost always (“always”) condom use served as the reference category in all analyses and was compared with sometimes/rarely (“sometimes”) and never use in two separate analyses. Overall, respectively 36.3%, 26%, and 37.7% reported always, sometimes, or never condom use with a new partner. Married/cohabiting were more likely than single women to never (OR = 2.50, 95% CI: 2.07–3.02) or sometimes (OR = 1.30; 95% CI 1.04–1.62) use condoms with recent new partners. Increasing number of new partners in the recent six months was also associated with condom use with a new partner (never: OR for ≥3 partners = 0.56; 95% CI: 0.4...
Source: Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

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Conclusions This survey collected important information on PHL STD laboratory testing practices. Capacity for important reference laboratory testing, such as GC culture and antimicrobial susceptibility, are needed to support STD programs. Public health laboratories play a key role in STD screening, surveillance, and prevention by offering test methods that are not available at commercial laboratories. Funding constraints affect the resources available for STD screening and surveillance, and thus, it is important to continue to monitor testing practices and the capacity of PHLs to test for STDs.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
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Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Young women who got only one dose of HPV vaccine, versus the recommended three, showed benefits against cancer-causing human papillomavirus.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Sexually Transmitted Diseases Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news
Publication date: February 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Volume 245Author(s): Makella S. Coudray, Purnima MadhivananAbstractBacterial vaginosis (BV) affects women of reproductive age and can either be symptomatic or asymptomatic. Approximately 50 % of women are symptomatic and experience vaginal malodor, discharge, itching and increased vaginal pH. BV can increase the risk of contracting many sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Neisseria gonorrhea (NG), Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) and herpes simp...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: C. trachomatis infection was not significantly associated HR-HPV and abnormal cytology. This study confirms the increasing rate of C. trachomatis infection in asymptomatic women so routine screening for these infections has been suggested to (a) prevent complications such as the chronic pelvic pain associated with prolong infection and (b) reduce sexual transmission of the infection. PMID: 31870131 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 December 2019Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Makella S Coudray, Purnima MadhivananAbstractBacterial vaginosis (BV) affects women of reproductive age and can either be symptomatic or asymptomatic. Approximately 50% of women are symptomatic and experience vaginal malodor, discharge, itching and increased vaginal pH. BV can increase the risk of contracting many sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Neisseria gonorrhea (NG), Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) and herpe...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusions Vaginal-receptive penile sex in the last 12 months was associated with a 5-fold increased odds of cervical high-risk HPV infection among TM. Findings can inform future population level study of associations between sexual behaviors and hr-HPV risk, which could lead to more individualized approaches to screening.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 December 2019Source: Journal of ColoproctologyAuthor(s): José Antonio Dias da Cunha e Silva, Laís Lima, Lygia De George, Thalita Araújo Sant’Ana, Marcus ValadãoAbstractThe Buschke-Lowenstein tumor, known as the giant condyloma acuminatum, is a rare lesion of the anorectal and PerianaL region; it is sexually transmitted and associated with human papilloma virus, types 6 and 11. Histologically, it is a benign tumor, but it can reach big proportions and may behave aggressively. The purpose of this study is to report the case of a patient diagnosed with HI...
Source: Journal of Coloproctology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
This study provides new epidemiological data on the prevalence of cervical infections associated with HPV and seven other common sexually transmitted pathogens in a population of women presenting with an abnormal cervical cytology.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Deficiencies in public knowledge and insufficient provider practices are likely contributing to the suboptimal rates of HPV vaccination among eligible males. Additionally, eligible males are not interested in speaking with their healthcare providers about either HPV or the HPV vaccine. If the rates of HPV vaccination within the male population are to increase, health educators, public health proponents, and vaccine advocates need to devise a more effective approach to disseminate this information to eligible male recipients. PMID: 31808930 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
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