Skip to main content

Table 3 Vaginal Medication and Sexual History from the Pre-discussion Survey

From: Qualitative exploration of intrinsic and extrinsic factors that influence acceptability of semisoft vaginal suppositories

Characteristic Number of women (%) n = 57
Frequency of vaginal sex in the past 12 months
 Less than once per month 4 (7%)
 2–4 times per month 31 (54%)
 2–4 times per week 18 (32%)
 More than 4 times per week 3 (5%)
 Decline to answer 1 (2%)
Number of different male sexual partners in the past 12 months
 One 45 (79%)
 2 to 5 8 (14%)
 5 to 10 2 (4%)
 Decline to answer 2(4%)
Types of sex women typically engage in
 Vaginal 17 (28%)
 Vaginal & Oral 37 (65%)
 Vaginal, Anal & Oral 3 (5%)
Types of sex women engaged in, in the past 12 months?
 Vaginal 16 (28%)
 Vaginal & Oral 35 (61%)
 Vaginal, Anal & Oral 6 (11%)
Frequency of lubricant use during vaginal sex
 Yes, all the time 5 (9%)
 Yes, occasionally 18 (32%)
 Yes, I have tried it 11 (19%)
 No, I have never tried one 22 (39%)
Condom use during sex
 Yes, all the time 21 (37%)
 Yes, only with someone new 2 (4%)
 Yes, occasionally 8 (14%)
 No, we use other methods of birth control 18 (32%)
 No, we use other methods to prevent STI transmission 1 (2%)
 No 5 (9%)
 Yes, only with someone new & No, we use other methods of birth control 1 (2%)
Prior diagnosis of a sexually transmitted infection (lifetime)
 Yes 4 (7%)
 No 53 (93%)
Frequency of STIs/HIV Screening
 Annually 19 (33%)
 Once every 2–3 years 6 (11%)
 Every time I change my sexual partner 19 (33%)
 Never 20 (35%)
 Decline to answer 1 (2%)
Number of vaginal deliveries (lifetime)
 One 9 (16%)
 Two 4 (7%)
 None 44 (77%)
Frequency of vaginal medication use for yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis
 Frequently 1 (2%)
 Occasionally 13 (23%)
 Once or twice 27 (47%)
 Never used one 16 (28%)
Have you ever tried a douche?
 Yes 9 (16%)
 No 48 (84%)
Frequency of tampon use?
 Yes, all the time 29 (51%)
 Yes, occasionally 13 (23%)
 Yes, I have tried it 8 (14%)
 No, I have never tried one 9 (16%)
Use of spermicidal cream/gel for birth control?
 Yes 10 (18%)
 No 47 (82%)