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How To Use Condoms Correctly

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How do I use a condom correctly

Hi I have seen a reply saying that condoms are not 100% protective because they are not used always correctly. How do I use a condom correctly...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe right way to put a condom on:First check the expiration dateSecond when opening ensure that you are not tearing or stretching the condom that you are tearing the package away from the condomThird pinch the tip of the condom to ensure there is... Read more »

Did i use a condom correctly? I will donate $100 Dollars to your foundation

Hi doctor bob i recently had sex with a female friend i put on a condom and briefly penetrated her... Read more »

Correct use of a condom

Hi RickYou have repeatedly mentioned that key to condom protecting from HIV is consistent and... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

How to Use Condoms Correctly

Condoms are like cars: If you have an accident with one, the cause is almost certainly operator error, not mechanical failure. Indeed, the estimated failure rate of latex condoms is between 2% and 5% -- and when a condom does tear during... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Hurst-Euless-Bedford Eighth-Grade Curriculum to Correct Condom Effectiveness Rate

Hurst-Euless-Bedford officials have updated the district's eighth-grade science curriculum to reflect accurate condom efficacy rates. The eighth-grade lesson plan in place since 2001 states: "Latex condoms are designed to prevent the exchange of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Correctly Used Condoms Do Reduce STD Risk

A recent study found that adolescent girls who use condoms correctly are protected from common STDs. However, the findings show that just 16 percent of the young women used condoms properly. The study, led by Dr. Gabriela Paz-Bailey of CDC, found... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canadian Prisons Contributing to Spread of HIV, Researchers Say

About 15% of incarcerated drug users at correctional facilities in the Canadian province of British Columbia reported using injection drugs during their incarceration, causing concern that prisons are contributing to the spread of HIV in Canada,... Read more »
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Corrected Update: I am going to die

Posted by soworried27, 1 Reply
So sorry I meant to post the update with the original story under, and I forgot to post the update. Anyway, I got a hold of the girl via text and she claims that she is clean. She says that she is tested once a year when she goes for her regular... Read more »

is it correct?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a protected sex with a prostitute 1 month ago and had very mild potential symptoms in this 1 month.. I was extremely worried because I had fingered her , and I bite my nails so there are few light cuts next to my nails which very rarely... Read more »

Risk of condom

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
pls note that the condom is not safe, you are still in the risk of getting hpv genital warts during skin to skin contact because some of your genital area is not protected by condom Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
How Effective is a Condom if it is used properly ? and if it breaks will you know ? Read more »