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Pregnancy Is Possible Even If You Use Condoms: Here’s How to Avoid It
Back to Your contraception guide. Condoms are the only type of contraception that can both prevent pregnancy and protect against sexually transmitted infections STIs. Condoms are made from very thin latex rubber , polyisoprene or polyurethane and are designed to stop your semen from coming into contact with your sexual partner. Condoms are a "barrier" method of contraception.
If You’re Using Condoms to Prevent Pregnancy, Make Sure You Know These 14 Things
Back to Your contraception guide. Condoms are the best way to protect yourself against sexually transmitted infections STIs and unwanted pregnancy. During sex, male condoms are worn on the penis to prevent semen sperm entering the woman's vagina when the man ejaculates comes. Make sure that the condom stays in place while you're having sex. Wrap the used condom in a tissue and put it in the bin.
Condoms are usually quite effective at preventing pregnancy. But in order to lessen the chance that you or a partner will get pregnant, you need to use them correctly. But in reality, Planned Parenthood says, condoms are about 85 percent effective when people use them as their only form of contraception. Bear in mind that each form of contraception has its own level of effectiveness, and some are more effective than others.