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Male condom

  • Prevents both pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS
  • Effective when used correctly every time you have sex
  • Easy to get and use

What it is

  • A thin rubber covering that fits over the erect penis.
  • Is a barrier that keeps sperm out of the vagina.

How to use

  • Put a new condom onto erect penis before each sex act.
  • Dispose of properly, in rubbish or latrine.

What to expect

  • No side-effects.

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Key points

  • Can be used with other family planning methods to prevent sexually transmitted infections including HIV.
  • Important to use correctly every time you have sex.
  • Be careful not to tear condom when opening package or putting on.
  • Partners must agree to use.
  • Emergency contraceptive pills can be used if condom breaks or is not used.