Humphries, H. O.; and Bauman, K. E. Sex Transm Dis
, vol. 21, pgs. 217-9 (1994)BACKGROUND: Norplant is highly effective for long-term pregnancy prevention. Norplant users might not use condoms, and they may acquire human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted diseases as a consequence. GOAL OF THIS STUDY: The goal of this study was to assess condom use among Norplant users at risk for sexually transmitted diseases. STUDY DESIGN: Telephone interviews were conducted with 177 sexually active Norplant users to measure risk for sexually transmitted disease and condom use.
RESULTS: According to the measures used in this study, 42% of the study subjects were at risk for sexually transmitted disease and 38% of those at highest risk did not use condoms. CONCLUSIONS. Intervention to protect Norplant users from sexually transmitted disease is indicated.