A Condom Distribution Program for Adolescents : The Findings of a Feasibility Study / Charles B. Arnold and Betty E. Cogswell.

This paper describes a family planning service for adolescent males in an inner-city area. The program utilized the distribution of free condoms through local commercial outlets (barber shops, grocery stores, pool hall, restaurant). The proprietors agreed to distribute condoms in the target area whi...

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Main Authors: Arnold, Charles B.
Cogswell, Betty E. (Author)
Corporate Authors: American Public Health Association
Yeshiva Univ., Bronx, NY. Albert Einstein Coll. of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Language:English
Published: [Place of publication not identified] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1970.
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Physical Description:19 pages
Format: Microfilm Book
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This paper describes a family planning service for adolescent males in an inner-city area. The program utilized the distribution of free condoms through local commercial outlets (barber shops, grocery stores, pool hall, restaurant). The proprietors agreed to distribute condoms in the target area which included approximately 3,000 males aged 12-26 years old. In a 13 week feasibility test, over 18,000 condoms were distributed. Results indicated that the number using a condom with their last coitus increased markedly. Conclusions drawn included: (1) that the condom is an acceptable contraceptive, especially for adolescent males; (2) that inner-city adolescent men do wish to prevent unwanted births; and (3) that commercial outlets are effective free distribution centers. (TL)
Note:Sponsoring Agency: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
ERIC Note: Paper presented at the American Public Health Association Convention in Houston, Texas, October 26-30, 1970.
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Call Number:ED046056 Microfiche
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Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive.