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Are condoms effective

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Very: They are the mainstay of HIV prevention when one partner is infected and the other is not. It would be difficult to overstate their value. Even people ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
To some degree: But remember some STDs are spread by any skin-to-infected-skin contact, and others by infected genital secretions. So, unless you wear a whole body c ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: But they should be well made and be sure that a condom is not perished. All it requires is a leak!
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Condoms: Are an excellent choice try to limit sex when she gets an active breakout
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
33 years experience Preventive Medicine
Not always effective: Male condoms are somewhere around 82-98% effective. I don't know the exact risk of breakage, but if a lubricant is used, it should be water based like ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not 100%: With proper application technique & consistent (100%) use of condoms for each episode of vaginal intercourse there is a 2%/ year pregnancy rate. With ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
To some extent: Yes, to some extent. They will be partially effective against most things like hiv, but poorly effective against others like hpv because it doesnt co ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Condoms and spermicide are the only OTC BC at this time. Emergency contraception is OTC, but that's not a good long-term answer. There is some discuss ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armen Kassabian
20 years experience Urology
Break or misuse: The failure of the condoms can be from a manufacturing defect or misuse by placement in an improper way.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Chappell
10 years experience Family Medicine
75%: Both methods are about 75-85% effective. Proper condom use increases their effectiveness, including applying the condom before penetration. Here's a g ... Read More
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