Published Research on Female Condoms
To learn more about female condoms, we suggest the following peer-reviewed articles.
Cost-effectiveness of female condoms
Holtgrave DR, Maulsby C, Kharfen M, Jia Y, Wu C, Opoku J, West T, Pappas G. Cost–Utility Analysis of a Female Condom Promotion Program in Washington, D.C. AIDS Behavior. 2012 March 21.
Use of female condoms
Weeks MR, Coman E, Hilario H, Li J, Abbott M. Initial and Sustained Female Condom Use Among Low-Income Urban U.S. Women. Journal of Womens Health (Larchmt). 2013 Jan;22(1):26-36.
Exner TM, Tesoriero JM, Battles HB, Hoffman S, Mantell JE, Correale J, Adams-Skinner J, Shapiro DA, Rowe K, Cotroneo RA, Leu CS, Hunter J, Klein SJ. A Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate a Structural Intervention to Promote The Female Condom in New York State. AIDS Behavior. 2012 Jul;16(5):1121-32
Effectiveness of female condom education
Choi KH, Hoff C, Gregorich SE, Grinstead O, Gomez C, Hussey W. The Efficacy of Female Condom Skills Training in HIV Risk Reduction Among Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial. American Journal of Public Health. 2008 Oct;98(10):1841-8.
Coman EN, Weeks MR, Yanovitzky I, Iordache E, Barbour R, Coman MA, Huedo-Medina TB. The Impact of Information About the Female Condom on Female Condom Use Among Males and Females from a US Urban Community. AIDS Behavior. 2012 Dec 2.
Female condom programming
Warren, M. and A. Philpott. 2003. Expanding Safer Sex Options: Introducing the Female Condom into National Programmes. Reproductive Health Matters 11: 130-139.
Dias, P., K. Souto and K. Page-Shafer. 2006. Long Term Female Condom Use among Vulnerable Populations in Brazil. AIDS and Behavior 10 (1): 67-75.
Female condom training for providers
Hoffman, S., J. Mantell, T. Exner and Z. Stein. 2004. The Future of the Female Condom. International Family Planning Perspectives 30 (3): 139-145.
Acceptability of female condoms
Mantell JE, Hoffman S, Weiss E, Adeokun L, Delano G, Jagha T, Exner TM, Stein ZA, Karim QA, Scheepers E, Atkins K, Weiss E. The Acceptability of The Female Condom: Perspectives of Family Planning Providers in New York City, South Africa, and Nigeria. Journal of Urban Health. 2001 Dec;78(4):658-68.
Female condom product development
Beksinska M, Smit J, Joanis C, Potter W. New Female Condoms in the Pipeline. Reproductive Health Matters. 2012 Dec;20(40):188-96.
Female condoms and anal sex
Kelvin EA, Smith RA, Mantell JE, Stein ZA. Adding the Female Condom to the Public Health Agenda on Prevention of HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Men And Women During Anal Intercourse. American Journal of Public Health. 2009 Jun;99(6):985-7.
Mantell JE, Kelvin EA, Exner TM, Hoffman S, Needham S, Stein ZA. Anal Use of the Female Condom: Does Uncertainty Justify Provider Inaction? AIDS Care. 2009 Sep;21(9):1185-94.