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Why do condoms break? A study of female sex workers in Bangalore, south India
  1. Janet Bradley1,2,
  2. S P Rajaram3,
  3. Stephen Moses4,
  4. Marie Claude Boily5,
  5. B M Ramesh3,4,
  6. Shajy Isac3,
  7. Anil Lobo3,
  8. G Chandrashekhar Gowda6,
  9. R Pushpalatha7,
  10. Kaveri Gurav3,
  11. Sunil Kumar3,
  12. Reynold Washington3,4,
  13. Michael Pickles5,
  14. Michel Alary2
  1. 1CHARME-India Project, Bangalore, India
  2. 2URESP, Centre de recherche FRSQ du CHA affilié Universitaire de Québec, Québec, Canada
  3. 3Karnataka Health Promotion Trust, Bangalore, India
  4. 4Centre for Global Public Health, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
  5. 5Imperial College, London, UK
  6. 6Swasti-Health Resource Centre, part of Catalyst Group, Bangalore, India
  7. 7Swathi Mahila Sangha, Bangalore, India
  1. Correspondence to Janet Bradley, CHARME-India Project, IT Park 5th floor, #1-4 Rajajinagar Industrial Area, Behind KSSIDC Admin Office, Rajajinagar, Bangalore 560 044, India; jbradley{at}uresp.ulaval.ca

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  • Funding This research was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, grant number 33978.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Verbal witnessed consent was used. This is a normal procedure for sex work research in India as many subjects are illiterate.

  • Ethics approval Institutional Ethical Review Board of the St John's Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore, India.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Funding This research was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, grant number 33978.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Verbal witnessed consent was used. This is a normal procedure for sex work research in India as many subjects are illiterate.

  • Ethics approval Institutional Ethical Review Board of the St John's Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore, India.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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