The use of condoms can bring major preventive and public health benefits, controlling the spread of sexually transmitted disease and avoiding unwanted pregnancy. This book explores these important implications from the healthy care worker's point of view. Written by world renowned experts in sexually transmitted diseases and public healthy, it covers all aspects from manufacture, to the benefits of usage for the individual, and as part of a public health programme. Topics include: Manufacture Prevention of pregnancy Prevention of sexually transmitted diseases Virucides and spermicides Condom use Population surveys Condoms in commercial sex Condoms for anal sex Social marketing Female condom Availability of condom - barriers to access and usage International safety standards The comprehensive coverage of this current and increasingly important area of health care makes Condoms a unique guide for anyone working in STD clinics, and all those in public health, as well as for family doctors.
Adrian Mindel, Professor in the Academic Unit of Sexual Health Medicine, University of Sydney and New South Wales, Sydney. Robert Miller, Senior Lecturer in Medicine and Genitourinary Medicine, University College, London. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.