Factors Associated with Condom Breakage among Men in Kanchanaburi Demographic Surveillance System, Thailand

Donlachai Hawangchu, Mahidol University
Aphichat Chamratrithirong, Mahidol University

The objectives of the study are to: (1) explore condom breakage experience among men in Kanchanaburi in 2004, and (2) obtain an understanding of social and behavioral factors associated with condom breakage, and (3) to explain whether the diffusion in quality of condoms or factors associated with condom users contributed to condom breakage. It was found that men who had multiple partners experienced condom breakage more frequently than those with a single partner. Those who had a partner that was not a sex worker had higher percentage of condom breakage. Source of condoms was not significantly associated with condom breakage. However, behavioral factors and experience in condom use, such as the percentage of condom use, were associated with condom breakage. Logistic regression showed that the major factors associated with condom breakage were a lower frequency of sexual intercourse with a condom, inconsistent use and heavy consumption of energy drinks.

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Presented in Session 168: Condom Use and HIV Risk