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what type of condom should i get to prevent pregnancy?

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Dr. Robert Bennett
Urology 30 years experience
CONDOMS: A currently dated one that is placed promptly and used properly.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to prevent pregnancy without using condoms or pills?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Abstinence (not having sex) is very effective but not much fun. There are many other methods of birth control. The diaphragm doesn't involve hormones but requires use with each episode of sex. There are the patch, the ring (more convenient delivery systems for the pill); the depo-provera shot, the Implanon implant (long-term hormonal bc without estrogen); and iuds (put into uterus lasting 5-10 y.
A 36-year-old member asked:

In order to prevent pregnancy would just condoms work?

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Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Mostly, but not 100%: Several studies have shown that condoms alone, when used properly, still result in 2% pregnancies (i.e. If 100 women had male partners that used condoms properly, two of them would still get pregnant). Unfortunately, condoms are often not used properly, and 18% of condom users still get pregnant, largely due to incorrect condom use. (the percents i quote varies depending on many factors.).
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you please tell me which is the top condom to use to prevent pregnancy and diseases?

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Dr. David Sherer
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Tested: Those that have met certain rigorous testing standards. Read the labels about this.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What should I suppose to use while intercourse besides condom to prevent pregnancy ?

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Dr. Paul Neumann
Gynecology 37 years experience
Many good options: Some women will have their partner use a condom to protect against sexually transmitted diseases while using another birthcontrol method such as the pill, injections, implants or iuds. If your using a condom for birth control and are worried about slipage or breaking, a woman can also use a contraceptive foam or gel.

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