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College students' condom use errors: who is experiencing breaking and slipping?
  1. Erin Whitney Moore
  1. Correspondence to Erin Whitney Moore, Department of Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 5030 Cherry Hall, Kansas City, MO 64110, USA; ewmqm5{at}

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Few studies have investigated college students' condom use errors.1–4 I explored differences between students who reported condom errors and those who did not. Participants included 259 college students (mean age = 19.5, 74.1% female subjects; 46.7% Caucasian) who reported having ever had vaginal or anal sex. They completed a questionnaire about demographics, sexual behaviour and four attitudinal items (rated on a 5-point scale with higher scores indicating greater agreement) regarding whether condoms prevent enjoyment of sex, condoms' effectiveness in preventing sexually transmitted infections, …

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  • Ethics approval Ethics approval was provided by University of Missouri-Kansas City Social Sciences Institutional Review Board.

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