Contraception options - choose the right one for you!
  
Condoms female and male
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Condoms female and male


Condoms are the most common form of contraception which are a protective barrier usually made from very thin latex which either cover the penis (male condom) or is worn inside the vagina (female condom).

Male condoms are 98% effective while female condoms are about 95%. This is the only method of contraception that will protect you from getting STI's and STD's so while the other options are convenient, condoms remain important!

Pros:

  • They are quick, easy and widely available.
  • You only have to use them as and when you need them.
  • They protect against STIs and STDs.
  • There are no added health risks involved.
Cons:
  • Although they are usually 95-98% effective depending on which option you use, there is the risk of condoms splitting.
  • Some people do not like them because they change 'the feel' of sex.
  • Putting on a condom can ruin the moment.
  • Some people can be allergic to latex.


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2012/10/20
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