Side Effects Of Condoms

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A condom is a type of birth control (contraceptive) that is worn during intercourse to prevent pregnancy and the spread of some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • HIV

See also: Female condoms

Alternative Names

Prophylactics; Rubbers; Male condoms


Other than a vasectomy, the condom is the only available method of birth control for men.

A condom blocks sperm from coming in contact with the inside of the vagina, where it could reach an egg. (If sperm...

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