Questions and Answers
Is the condom an effective family planning method?
Yes, but only if the condoms are used correctly every time you have sex.
How effective are condoms at preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs)?
Condoms provide excellent protection against STIs, including HIV, when used correctly every time a person has sexual intercourse of any kind (vaginal, anal, or oral).
Do condoms often break during sex?
When used properly, they seldom break. Condoms are more likely to break if a woman’s vagina is dry. More love play before sex often make the vagina wet. A water based lubricant e.g. K-Y jelly on the outside of the condom helps too.