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  • Contraception

    Your choice of contraception will depend on your situation and preferences.There are possible interactions between some hormonal contraceptives and some anti-HIV drugs. Your HIV treatment needs to be...

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  • Condoms

    Male and female condoms provide excellent protection against HIV and most other sexually transmitted infections. To be effective, they need to be used correctly. Where possible, choose a...

    From: Booklets

    Information level Level 2
  • Condoms

    Condoms protect against HIV, other sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy.Both female and male condoms are available.It’s important to follow the advice on how to use...

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  • Contraception

    Contraception is a way to prevent pregnancy. This allows you to plan a pregnancy for a time when you’re ready to have a child or to avoid...

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  • Female condoms

    Introduced in 1993, the female condom is still the only female-controlled barrier method that has been proven to reduce sexually transmitted infections....

    From: Preventing HIV

    Information level Level 4
  • Condoms and lubricants

    Consistently used condoms provide significant protection against HIV, pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), significantly better than any other prevention method....

    From: Preventing HIV

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  • Female condoms

    The world’s first female condom, the Femidom, was hailed as the first female-controlled barrier method for preventing HIV, STIs and pregnancy. It was forecast...

    From: HIV transmission & testing

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  • A complicated relationship with condoms

    We recently conducted a survey about porn — we asked 341 gay men a lot of personal questions. One of the key themes that seemed to emerge from the men that we spoke with, was some differing points of view regarding the use of condoms in gay porn.

    16 May 2018 | Medium
  • Philippines HIV cases soar 3147% in 10 years as Duterte says condoms 'not satisfying'

    Faced with sexual health crisis of epidemic proportions, Philippine President advises against using protection.

    21 February 2018 | The Independent
  • Duterte's Condom Criticism Imperils Philippine HIV Fight

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, in a televised speech before Filipino women on February 13, 2018, urged them to not use condoms, comparing usage to eating wrapped candy.

    20 February 2018 | Human Rights Watch
  • Will Americans Ever Actually Use the Female Condom?

    Many Americans think the internal condom is totally gross. But sexual health advocates are convinced that new FDA regulations could help them go mainstream.

    06 February 2018 | Vice
  • Did South Africa waste R127-million on a condom no one wanted?

    As the health department prepares to issue the latest female condom tender, serious questions remain about whether the new contract will fall victim to the same failings as its predecessor. Introducing new brands without any social marketing or training for health workers or communities can confuse people.

    24 January 2018 | Bhekisisa
  • Almost half of under 25s 'never use a condom with a new partner'

    Public Health England launches a new campaign to get more people thinking about using condoms.

    15 December 2017 | BBC Health
  • India bans condom adverts during primetime TV

    Move is aimed at protecting children but campaigner warns it could undo decades of progress on sexual health.

    12 December 2017 | The Guardian
  • The C-word? ‘Condom’ reportedly too graphic for Russian Education Ministry to be used in HIV lesson

    Prudish officials want to avoid “delicate topics,” including the use of the word “condom,” a particular bone of contention, deeming it “unacceptable” language when educating minors.

    06 November 2017 | RT
  • Condom distribution schemes in England

    This study provides an assessment of the number and types of condom distribution schemes in England and a knowledge base from which to develop a standardised framework for the evaluation and benchmarking of C-Card scheme (a type of multi-component condom distribution scheme). C-Card schemes were successful in engaging the key population of young people, especially those aged 15-19 years.

    13 October 2017 | Public Health England
  • A Condom-Maker’s Discovery: Size Matters

    Condoms get a bad rap for being a bad wrap. Men often complain of discomfort, diminished sensation and poor fit. Now, changes by the Food and Drug Administration and industry-standards groups have opened the door to the condom equivalent of bespoke suits. A Boston-based company has begun selling custom-fit condoms in 60 sizes, in combinations of 10 lengths and nine circumferences.

    13 October 2017 | New York Times
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