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CUNY Doctoral Student Authors Article in Contraception

Ms. Christina Ventura-DiPersia, an epidemiology doctoral student at the City University of New York School of Public Health, was the first author on a publication in Contraception.

Ms. Ventura-DiPersia and colleagues performed a content analysis of state and municipal health department Web sites to describe how the female condom is being promoted for pregnancy and disease prevention. The researchers found that only a slim majority (60.8 percent) of health department Web sites mention the female condom at all and those that do include numerous inaccuracies in their messaging. These inaccuracies may discourage uptake of the female condom or have a detrimental impact on the experience when using the product for the first time.