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Desired qualities and hypothetical contextual use of vaginal microbicides in a diverse sample of US women.
Contraception. 2007 Oct; 76(4):314-8.C

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Vaginal microbicides represent an important emerging class of antiinfectives. To guide research and development, we conducted a survey to determine interest in desired qualities of and intended use of microbicides within the current milieu of contraceptive options.

STUDY DESIGN

Women completed an anonymous survey while waiting for health care clinic appointments in Portland, OR, and Atlanta, GA, and in one public area (Atlanta).

RESULTS

Four hundred one women completed the survey. Subjects had a mean age of 25.6 (SD=7.4), parity of 1.5 (SD=1.6) and 47.7% were non-Caucasian. Respondents showed moderate interest in noncontraceptive anti-HIV gel-based microbicides (mean, 53.8; SD, 39.6; n=362) and significantly stronger interest in contraceptive anti-HIV microbicides (mean, 89.4 mm; SD, 20.7; n=363; p<.001). The qualities of HIV, pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention were the highest priorities of the largest percentage (40%) of respondents. Half (49.6%) of respondents reported they would use another form of protection in conjunction with a contraceptive anti-HIV microbicide.

CONCLUSIONS

A diverse sample of women reported substantial interest in vaginal microbicides capable of preventing HIV and pregnancy, and a smaller high-risk subgroup was interested in noncontraceptive anti-HIV microbicides. Most women would prefer a product capable of preventing HIV, pregnancy and STIs. Almost half of respondents would use vaginal microbicides as part of a dual method.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17900444

Citation

Olsen, Molly Lalor, et al. "Desired Qualities and Hypothetical Contextual Use of Vaginal Microbicides in a Diverse Sample of US Women." Contraception, vol. 76, no. 4, 2007, pp. 314-8.
Olsen ML, Cwiak CA, Koudelka C, et al. Desired qualities and hypothetical contextual use of vaginal microbicides in a diverse sample of US women. Contraception. 2007;76(4):314-8.
Olsen, M. L., Cwiak, C. A., Koudelka, C., & Jensen, J. T. (2007). Desired qualities and hypothetical contextual use of vaginal microbicides in a diverse sample of US women. Contraception, 76(4), 314-8.
Olsen ML, et al. Desired Qualities and Hypothetical Contextual Use of Vaginal Microbicides in a Diverse Sample of US Women. Contraception. 2007;76(4):314-8. PubMed PMID: 17900444.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Desired qualities and hypothetical contextual use of vaginal microbicides in a diverse sample of US women. AU - Olsen,Molly Lalor, AU - Cwiak,Carrie A, AU - Koudelka,Caroline, AU - Jensen,Jeffrey T, Y1 - 2007/08/28/ PY - 2007/02/13/received PY - 2007/05/20/revised PY - 2007/05/23/accepted PY - 2007/9/29/pubmed PY - 2008/1/16/medline PY - 2007/9/29/entrez SP - 314 EP - 8 JF - Contraception JO - Contraception VL - 76 IS - 4 N2 - BACKGROUND: Vaginal microbicides represent an important emerging class of antiinfectives. To guide research and development, we conducted a survey to determine interest in desired qualities of and intended use of microbicides within the current milieu of contraceptive options. STUDY DESIGN: Women completed an anonymous survey while waiting for health care clinic appointments in Portland, OR, and Atlanta, GA, and in one public area (Atlanta). RESULTS: Four hundred one women completed the survey. Subjects had a mean age of 25.6 (SD=7.4), parity of 1.5 (SD=1.6) and 47.7% were non-Caucasian. Respondents showed moderate interest in noncontraceptive anti-HIV gel-based microbicides (mean, 53.8; SD, 39.6; n=362) and significantly stronger interest in contraceptive anti-HIV microbicides (mean, 89.4 mm; SD, 20.7; n=363; p<.001). The qualities of HIV, pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention were the highest priorities of the largest percentage (40%) of respondents. Half (49.6%) of respondents reported they would use another form of protection in conjunction with a contraceptive anti-HIV microbicide. CONCLUSIONS: A diverse sample of women reported substantial interest in vaginal microbicides capable of preventing HIV and pregnancy, and a smaller high-risk subgroup was interested in noncontraceptive anti-HIV microbicides. Most women would prefer a product capable of preventing HIV, pregnancy and STIs. Almost half of respondents would use vaginal microbicides as part of a dual method. SN - 0010-7824 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17900444/Desired_qualities_and_hypothetical_contextual_use_of_vaginal_microbicides_in_a_diverse_sample_of_US_women_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0010-7824(07)00340-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -