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Review: health education interventions offering information plus sexual negotiation skill development promote increased condom use in women

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QUESTION: Do health education interventions promote sexual risk reduction behaviours associated with the transmission of human papillomavirus (HPV) in women?

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Studies were identified by searching the Cochrane Controlled Clinical Trials Register (1998, issue 4), Medline (1992–8), EMBASE/Excerpta Medica (1993–8), ERIC (1994–7), PsycLIT (1996–7), the Social Science Citation Index (1994–7), and handsearching selected journals and reference lists.

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Studies were selected if they evaluated educational interventions (eg, group or one-on-one learning and media campaigns) delivered by any provider (eg, teachers, health promotion experts, clinicians, and peer educators) in any setting (eg, schools, colleges, and clinics) among sexually and pre-sexually active …

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  • Source of funding: Cancer Research Campaign, UK.

  • For correspondence: Mr J Shepherd, NCCHTA, Wessex Institute for Health Research and Development, University of Southampton, Bolderwood, Southampton, Hants SO16 7PX, UK. Fax +44 (0)1703 595639.