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Improper use of condoms; a global cause of concern

Researchers have found that more needs to be done to educate people across the world on the right way of using condoms. Improper condom use is fast becoming a cause for concern for health authorities who now need to focus on imparting specific tips for condom users rather that just promoting the distribution of condoms.

Although countries across the world have been trying hard to impress the need for safe sex, it looks like they need to pay more attention to the specifics of condom use.

An article published in Sexual Health journal based on condom use studies from across the world says that although people may use a condom during sexual intercourse, many do not use it throughout the act or wear it the wrong way.

The Kinsey Condom Use Research Team (CURT) along with 20 scientists from all across the world has contributed to this article. The study is a wide-ranging discussion on topics such as female condom use in South Africa, hazards of counterfeit condoms available in China and safe sexual behavior in American adults.

Professor of applied health science and CURT member William L. Yarber explained:

“The articles in the special issue illustrate both commonalities and differences relative to the use and promotion of male condoms around the world. It provides a resource for sexual health professionals to use for strategizing ways to increase cultural and individual acceptance of condom use.”

The lead editor for this special issue of Sexual Health and professor at University of Kentucky, Richard Crosby said:

“While we’d like to think the AIDS epidemic is going away, it’s not. In the U.S, it’s getting worse. We keep looking to medical doctors for the solution to the epidemic, but it’s the wrong paradigm. We can prevent small pox, SARS, cholera and a host of other infectious diseases. The prevention of the disease is the modern solution to the AIDS pandemic, and we need to begin applying that solution in earnest.”

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