Condoms And Conprettion Control : Barrier Factors Used To Birth Control

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Introduction
A barrier method is a type of birth control (contraception) that is used to prevent pregnancy. Barrier methods include:
Male condom.
Female condom.
Diaphragm.
Cervical cap.
Sponge.
Spermicide.
Your health care provider can help you decide what form of contraception is best for you. Always keep in mind that the risk of a sexually transmitted infection (STI) exists even when a contraceptive barrier method is used.
Male condom
A male condom is a thin sheath that is worn over the penis during sex. Condoms prevent pregnancy by catching and stopping sperm from reaching the uterus. They also helps protect against STIs. Some condoms come with a sperm-killing substance called a spermicide on them.
Male condoms are made of latex, rubber, or a type of plastic called polyurethane. Condoms made of latex and polyurethane provide the best protection against many STIs, including HIV. Male condoms can only be worn once. They should not be used with oil-based lubricants like petroleum jelly, lotions, or oils, because these lubricants make them less effective. They can be used with water-based lubricants available from your health care provider and over-the-counter.
Female condom
The female condom is a soft, loose-fitting sheath that is put into the vagina before sex. It is held in place by two closed inner rings, one at the cervix and the other at the vaginal opening. The female condom prevents pregnancy by catching sperm and blocking its passage to the uterus. It also helps

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