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How effective are condoms, as well as pulling out.?
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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: For what?
Condoms are much more effective than withdrawal (pulling out) in preventing sexually transmitted infections.

In brief: For what?
Condoms are much more effective than withdrawal (pulling out) in preventing sexually transmitted infections.
Dr. John Weeks
Dr. John Weeks
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Dr. Daniel Chappell
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 75%
Both methods are about 75-85% effective.
Proper condom use increases their effectiveness, including applying the condom before penetration. Here's a good website with this info: http://www.Plannedparenthood.Org/health-topics/birth-control/birth-control-effectiveness-chart-22710.Htm.

In brief: 75%
Both methods are about 75-85% effective.
Proper condom use increases their effectiveness, including applying the condom before penetration. Here's a good website with this info: http://www.Plannedparenthood.Org/health-topics/birth-control/birth-control-effectiveness-chart-22710.Htm.
Dr. Daniel Chappell
Dr. Daniel Chappell
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Dr. Elizabeth Baron-Kuhn
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 1 good the other not
Condoms when used correctly are about 96-98% effective and if used with spermicide can be 98-99% effective.
"pulling out" or withdrawal is not really considered birth control as it is so ineffective.

In brief: 1 good the other not
Condoms when used correctly are about 96-98% effective and if used with spermicide can be 98-99% effective.
"pulling out" or withdrawal is not really considered birth control as it is so ineffective.
Dr. Elizabeth Baron-Kuhn
Dr. Elizabeth Baron-Kuhn
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