Health Communication to Promote Condom Use

Outreach workers give safe sex tips to sex workers, some of whom are transsexuals, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Condoms and brochures are also given out to these marginalized communities to curb the spread of the HIV virus. © 2008 Shabana Palpanaban, Courtesy of PhotoshareAn effective family planning program not only focuses on quality services, but also seeks to:

  • Educate 
  • Raise awareness 
  • Promote a supportive environment 
  • Positively influence reproductive health behaviors, including correct and consistent use of condoms to prevent unwanted pregnancy and the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections

This section of the Condom Use Toolkit includes resources that provide accurate information on male and female condoms and several health communication related resources to assist program managers and providers in effective communication strategies and techniques.