How to avoid having a baby by not using contraception
Posted March 24, 2019 07:27:16It’s common knowledge that condoms are one of the best contraceptives available.
But there’s a good reason for that: condoms are expensive, bulky and can be a hassle to use.
A recent study found that nearly half of couples that had sex had had a condom break-up.
The reason for the break-ups, the researchers say, is due to the high cost of condoms.
The study found men and women of all ages, sexual orientations and socioeconomic status were more likely to break up their condoms if they had been told that the condom break would not occur, the ABC reports.
The researchers asked more than 8,000 couples, ages 18-44, about how often they had sex.
They then compared those numbers with condom breakups reported by a panel of men and female university students.
More than half of those couples reported a condom breakdown.
A few weeks later, the same women were asked about their sex life.
The majority of them had sex with more than one partner, according to the study.
“We found that the reason for condom break up was due to financial pressures,” Dr Peter Stansbury, from the University of Sydney’s Department of Population Health, told the ABC.
Stansbury and his team found that while men were more concerned about the cost of contraception, it was not the reason they broke up condoms.
Dr Stansborough told the Australian Medical Association’s (AMA) conference in Canberra that the lack of condoms was partly a result of people not being able to afford to buy them.
“I think this may be part of the reason why they are more likely in the short term to break it up because they are less likely to get a condom in the first place,” he said.
“That may be due to economic pressures or because they might not have a reliable partner.”
“If you don’t have a partner, you don, you can’t afford condoms,” he added.
The study was funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Australian Research Council.