What is a condom?

Condoms are the only kind of contraception that is prevents pregnancy and provide protection against STIs. Condoms are a thin, fitted tube worn over the penis and act as a barrier and prevents the exchange of fluids. It is easily accessible, cheap and widely used. Condoms are 98% effective if used properly.

Note: Silicone based lubes are not compatible with condoms as they can break. It is better to use water based lubricants with latex condoms.


Sources:

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/drugs/9404-condoms

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception/male-condoms/

https://www.webmd.com/sex/birth-control/birth-control-condoms


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