Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dual Protection Use to Prevent STIs and Unintended Pregnancy


Publishing date
15 Sep 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Mar 2011

1Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, GA, USA

2Department of Infectious Diseases, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA

3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

4Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, USA

5Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA


Dual Protection Use to Prevent STIs and Unintended Pregnancy

Description

Young women are at the greatest risk for unintended pregnancy and contracting a variety of STIs. Medical practitioners, researchers, and professional organizations have recommended reproductive health counseling which includes dual protection strategies designed to enhance prevention of both unintended pregnancy and STI/HIV. Although recommended, dual protection is not commonly practiced, especially in USA. Few studies have investigated correlates of dual protection use, and among those published, the majority employ a decision theory framework. This framework has strengths for understanding personal decision making, but recent findings support the use of a broader contextual perspective because young women make individual behavior choices within a complex web of social systems and structures, and each system (individual-, interpersonal-, community-, and society-level systems) has been shown to influence STI/HIV preventive and contraceptive behaviors in women. Thus, a gap in the empirical database regarding dual protection use remains.

The focus of this call for papers is to solicit findings about dual protection use among a variety of women. Papers that characterize dual protection users along a broad array of contextual influences would be of great interest. Further, we are particularly interested in manuscripts that report on barriers and facilitators to dual protection use and that present findings on effective strategies to improve the rates of dual protection use among adolescents and young women. Review and innovative research papers that employ a broader contextual perspective on dual protection use are also welcome. Main topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Multilevel correlates of dual protection use among adolescents/young women
  • Interventions that promote dual protection use
  • Male partner perspective on dual protection use
  • Barriers and facilitators to practicing dual protection use
  • Provider's perspective on dual protection use and counseling
  • Innovative strategies for and approaches to increase dual protection
  • Comparative efficacy of different dual protection strategies (i.e., consistent condom use, condom use with hormonal contraception, LARC usage with condom or monogamy, couple STI testing with hormonal contraceptive, etc.) on STI acquisition and pregnancy

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 972689
  • - Editorial

Dual Protection Use to Prevent STIs and Unintended Pregnancy

Jessica M. Sales | Maura K. Whiteman | ... | Ralph J. DiClemente
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 717163
  • - Research Article

Correlates of Dual-Method Contraceptive Use: An Analysis of the National Survey of Family Growth (2006–2008)

David L. Eisenberg | Jenifer E. Allsworth | ... | Jeffrey F. Peipert
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 691210
  • - Review Article

Are Dual-Method Messages Undermining STI/HIV Prevention?

Ann O'Leary
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 376432
  • - Research Article

Prevalence of and Barriers to Dual-Contraceptive Methods Use among Married Men and Women Living with HIV in India

Venkatesan Chakrapani | Trace Kershaw | ... | Robert Dubrow
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 261453
  • - Research Article

Modern Contraceptive and Dual Method Use among HIV-Infected Women in Lusaka, Zambia

Carla J. Chibwesha | Michelle S. Li | ... | Elizabeth M. Stringer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 510239
  • - Research Article

Determinants of Multimethod Contraceptive Use in a Sample of Adolescent Women Diagnosed with Psychological Disorders

Delia L. Lang | Jessica M. Sales | ... | Geri R. Donenberg
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 429403
  • - Review Article

Multipurpose Prevention Technologies: Biomedical Tools to Prevent HIV-1, HSV-2, and Unintended Pregnancies

Andrea Ries Thurman | Meredith R. Clark | Gustavo F. Doncel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 107140
  • - Review Article

Do Women Using Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Reduce Condom Use? A Novel Study Design Incorporating Semen Biomarkers

Maria F. Gallo | Lee Warner | ... | Markus J. Steiner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 765917
  • - Research Article

Multiple Method Contraception Use among African American Adolescents in Four US Cities

Jennifer L. Brown | Michael Hennessy | ... | Bonita Stanton
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