Assessing and Mapping the Availability of the Female Condom in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area

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This study assessed and mapped the availability of the female condom in relation to the male condom and HIV prevalence in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, which has a high density of HIV. One percent of the 1228 service providers contacted sold/provided the female condom and 77 % sold/provided the male condom. The lack of availability of the female condom suggests this product will have no public health impact on reducing HIV and that interventions that promote use of the female condom are not sustainable in this high-risk area. Our findings may help policy makers increase female condom availability in this area.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)2845-2849
Number of pages5
JournalAIDS and behavior
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


  • Availability
  • Condom
  • Geographic information systems
  • HIV
  • Mapping

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