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Condom Breakage and Slippage Among Men in the United States
William R. Grady and Koray Tanfer
Family Planning Perspectives
Vol. 26, No. 3 (May - Jun., 1994), pp. 107-112
Published by: Guttmacher Institute
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2136034
Page Count: 6
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Data on condom breakage and slippage from a nationally representative survey show that the average condom breakage rate experienced by 20-39-year-old men who have used a condom in the preceding six months was 2.7%, and that 1.9% of all condoms used during that time broke. Comparable condom slippage rates are 2.7% and 2.0%, respectively. Condom breakage and slippage appear to be 4-5 times higher among black men than among men of other races. Levels of breakage and slippage are also elevated among low-income men and those who used condoms relatively infrequently in the six months before the survey. The data also indicate that men who engage in high-risk sexual behavior, such as having multiple partners and engaging in anal intercourse, are more likely to experience condom breakage and slippage.
Family Planning Perspectives © 1994 Guttmacher Institute