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Condoms

Most birth control methods do not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), nor is there any birth control that is 100% reliable in preventing pregnancy.


Most birth control methods do not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), nor is there any birth control that is 100% reliable in preventing pregnancy.

WHAT ARE THEY?
A condom is a device usually made of latex, or more recently polyurethane, that is used during intercourse. It is placed on a man’s penis and physically blocks the ejaculation from entering the woman’s urterus. Condoms do not provide protection against STIs that are transmitted by skin-to-skin contact (for example: HPV and herpes).
 

RISKS:
Condoms can break, crack, slip, leak, and be applied improperly or too late. Heat can damage them (example: hip pocket, wallets, glove compartments and vending machines).

Condoms do not provide complete protection from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), STIs, or pregnancy. Some STD infections can occur in either males or females whether or not a condom is used.