Condoms can protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Even if you are protected against pregnancy by birth control pills or another method, use a condom to prevent STIs.
Use a condom every time you have sexual intercourse, oral sex, or anal sex unless you know that you and your partners are STI-free.
Condoms are most effective when you follow these steps before using them:
Follow these steps to use a condom properly.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Last Revised||May 3, 2012|
Last Revised: May 3, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
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