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- The Female Condom
- What is it? How do you use it? Why is it so funky?
- How to Use a Condom
- Step-by-step instructions on how to put it on and take it off. Includes a tip for uncircumsized men. (cartoon version)
(new Adobe Acrobat pdf version [388K])
- How to put on a condom
- A short video clip showing the proper way to put on a condom, demonstrated by a very nice Dr. Marian E. Dunn.
- Condoms for Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Prevention is the most effective strategy for controlling the spread of infectious diseases. Prevention through avoiding exposure is the best strategy for controlling the spread of sexually transmitted disease (STD). Behavior that eliminates or reduces the risk of one STD will likely reduce the risk of all STDs.
(Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 03/98)
- Condoms as effective AIDS prevention and Does the rain in Spain in fact fall predominantly on the plain?
- Cecil Adams | The Straight Dope 6 May 1994
- "Abstinence or, more realistically, avoidance of high-risk sex partners are far more effective strategies. (If you're a gay male and thus in a high-risk group to start with, at least stay away from IV drug users.) On the other hand, condoms do offer substantial protection, and if you insist on having sex with a high-risk partner, they're a lot better than no protection at all."
- Condom and their use in preventing
HIV infection and other STDs
- The correct and consistent use of latex condoms during sexual
intercourse--vaginal, anal, or oral--can greatly reduce a person's
risk of acquiring or transmitting STDs, including HIV infection. In
fact, recent studies provide compelling evidence that latex condoms
are highly effective in protecting against HIV infection when used
for every act of intercourse.
- The Role of Condoms in Preventing
HIV Infection and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases
The proper and consistent use of latex condoms when engaging in
sexual intercourse-vaginal, anal, or oral--can greatly reduce a
person's risk of acquiring or transmitting sexually transmitted
diseases (STDs), including HIV infection.
Condoms and Safe Sex--Sorting Out the Confusion
- Sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection, are
preventable. Individuals have several responsible prevention
strategies to choose from, but the effectiveness of each one depends
largely on using it consistently (every time).
(CDC, summer 94)
- Condoms and HIV/STD Prevention:
Clarifying the Message
- Our prevention message should be clear on this point: When used
correctly and consistently, condoms are highly effective; when used
otherwise, they are not. (CDC, 5/93)
- Rosie the Riveter goes to the rubber factory
- America is at war. And the battle rages on here at home where
our proud women -- wives, mothers, the girl next door carry out the
fight in the nation's arsenal. (a video visit to a condom factory)