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how good are condoms

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Not 100%, but: Otherwise very effective, unless partner has hpv lesions on scrotum &/or bas of penis.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Condoms: According to planned parenthood even with proper use of condoms 2 women per 100 become pregnant. With improper use of condoms that number rises to 15 ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Contraception: The CDC does not estimate effectiveness with perfect use, rather with typical use. Given that, pills are 91% effective and condoms 82%. Others have ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Knittel
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Great!: If you want to prevent std transmission, using latex condoms is a great plan. They are effective at preventing hiv, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, and help ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Abstinence is: - Female condom is also an option.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Nesbitt
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Once: If you mean in the wrapper, i would not advise using a condom after the expiration date.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Check at drugstore: Trojan and lifestyles both make nonlatex brands. They are clearly marked on the box. Pharmacist can help. There are many out there.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Richiusa
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Condom use is very safe when use the right way.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Re-ask: I am sorry but your question was cut off. Please re-submit and clarify.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not exactly sure: The NuvaRing alone is 99% effective in reducing pregnancy. So a properly used condom with build on that.

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