Off-Label Use of the Female Condom for Anal Intercourse Among Men in New York City

Published: October 20, 2011

We surveyed 111 male clients of an HIV/AIDS service organization in New York City in 2008 and 2009. Seventeen percent had used the female condom for anal intercourse; of these, 89.3% had used the female condom with male partners, 21.4% with female partners, and 10.7% with both. Users of the female condom for vaginal intercourse were more likely to use it for anal intercourse (odds ratio=12.7; 95% confidence interval=2.5, 64.9; P=.002). The safety and efficacy of the female condom for anal intercourse are unknown and should be evaluated. (Am J Public Health. 2011;101:2233-2244. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2011.300260)

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