View research View latest news Sign up for updates. This study assessed how adolescents and parents perceive the condom distribution programme in selected secondary schools in the high-density suburbs of Bulawayo. A concurrent mixed method survey was conducted on three selected secondary schools. Three hundred adolescents and three hundred parents responded to a pre tested semi structured questionnaire. Likert scales were developed to assess knowledge and attitude levels. Practices and beliefs were assessed using unstructured interviews on purposively selected adolescents and parents.
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Condoms are thin pouches that keep sperm from getting into the vagina. There are male condoms and female condoms:. Condoms work by keeping semen the fluid that contains sperm from entering the vagina. The male condom is placed on the penis when it becomes erect.
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Back to Your contraception guide. Condoms are the only type of contraception that can both prevent pregnancy and protect against sexually transmitted infections STIs. There are two types of condoms: male condoms, worn on the penis; and female condoms, worn inside the vagina. Male condoms are made from very thin latex rubber , polyisoprene or polyurethane and are designed to stop a man's semen from coming into contact with his sexual partner. Condoms are a "barrier" method of contraception. If this happens, or if semen gets into the vagina while using a condom, you may need emergency contraception. You should also consider having an STI test. Condoms come lubricated to make them easier to use, but you may also like to use additional lubricant lube. This is particularly advised for anal sex to reduce the chance of the condom splitting.
This study examines the role of condom use knowledge and attitudes, and parent-teen communication about sex and relationship quality on reports of condom use self-efficacy among rural, African American youth. Participants were North Carolinian youth 10—14 years. There was low agreement between parents and youth on measures related to parent-teen communication about sex. Findings call for interventions targeting improvement of condom use knowledge among early adolescents, as well as parent-teen communication about sex. In addition, given the low parent-teen agreement regarding sexual communication, parent-teen sexual communication is an important point of intervention.