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A 34-year-old member asked:

is male condom 100% effective to prevent pregnancy?

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Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
No: Condoms are about 90% effective.
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
90-95%: Condoms are 90-95% effective, especially if a spermicide is used with the condoms. That means if 100 women use condoms for a year 5-10 of them will get pregnant. However if nothing is used 80 will get pregnant, so it is better than nothing.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How is the male condom used to prevent pregnancy?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Barrier: The condom covers the penis, so that sperm are deposited into the condom and do not enter the cervix to fertilize the egg.

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