sexual Medicine

What is a condom?

What is a condom?

 

A condom is used during sexual intercourse to help protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. It is usually made of rubber or latex. For those who are allergic to rubber and/or latex, condoms made with polyurethane are available.

A “male” condom is a sheath worn over the penis during intercourse. The “female” condom is a sheath worn by a female inside her vagina during sex.

Both condoms do the same job by working to block sperm and some organisms that carry sexually transmitted infections.

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