Questions and answers about condoms
Condoms are accessories that, if used properly, are the best defense against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or AIDS. Condoms are also relatively effective as a means of contraception. Use the right condom. In this section, we have questions and answers about condoms that we read together
1) Are condom use effective in preventing pregnancy?
Yes, male condoms are effective if used properly. ; When used properly and consistently in any sexual activity, only two out of every 100 women whose husbands use a condom may become pregnant in the first year of use. However, a large number of people use a condom during each sexual intercourse. They do not or do not use properly.
2) To what extent do condoms help protect against HIV infection?
On average, condoms are 80% to 96% effective in preventing HIV infection if used properly. This means that condoms can prevent 80% to 95% of HIV transmission. For example, on average, out of tens of thousands of non-infected women who have had a sexual partner with HIV, about 10 women are likely to be infected with HIV if each couple has only one vaginal sex and has not used a condom. If they use a condom, one or two women are likely to become infected with HIV.
The chances of a person being exposed to HIV becoming infected can be very high, depending on the stage of the infection in which the sexual partner is located (in the early and late stages of the infection phase). Including :
1- Has the person been exposed to other sexually transmitted diseases (STDS) or not.
Male circumcision (in uncircumcised men, the prevalence of HIV infection may be higher).
Pregnancy (women who are pregnant may be at higher risk for infection).
3) Is the occasional use of condoms recommended to prevent sexually transmitted diseases?
For better protection, condoms should be used in any sexual intercourse. In some cases it can be used at least once.
4) Does using condoms reduce the risk of transmitting sexually transmitted diseases during anal intercourse?
Yes, sexually transmitted diseases can be transmitted from person to person during any intercourse in which the penis is inserted into any part of another person’s body. Some sexual acts are more risky than others. For example, the risk of becoming infected with HIV during unprotected anal intercourse is five times higher than for unprotected vaginal intercourse. When a latex condom is used for anal intercourse, a silicone fluid or emollient is needed to help keep the condom from tearing.
5) Are plastic (synthetic) condoms effective in preventing sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV?
Yes, the prevention of plastic condoms seems to be the same as the protection provided by latex condoms. But they have not been fully studied. The US Food and Drug Administration recommends that condoms made of plastic be used to prevent STDS, including HIV, only if one cannot use latex condoms. Condoms made from the skins of animals such as lambskin have no effect on preventing sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.
6) Is it common to slip or tear a condom during intercourse?
No, on average, about 2% of condoms may rupture or slip during intercourse. The main reason is not using the condom properly. It is important to teach people the correct way to open, insert and remove condoms, as well as to avoid activities that increase the risk of condom rupture.
7) What can men and women do to reduce the risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases during sexual intercourse when the condom is slipped or torn?
If the condom is slippery and damaged, giving emergency contraceptive pills can reduce the risk of pregnancy and to some extent reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases other than AIDS. Washing the penis is not helpful. Vaginal douching is also not very effective in preventing pregnancy. The risk of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases and pelvic inflammatory disease increases. If a person is definitively exposed to HIV, they are treated with antiviral drugs. Available treatments can help reduce HIV transmission. Prevention can be a hypothetical treatment for STDS that has infected a male or female client if exposed to other specific STDSs.