Condoms

Most people are familiar with condoms. Condoms are available in latex and non-latex materials. There are both male and female condoms. Male condoms are placed over the erect penis while female condoms are inserted into the vagina leaving a ring that sits outside the vagina. A flexible ring at the “tip” of the female condom is positioned over the cervix and holds the condom in place. Condoms have an efficacy rate in the 90%s with perfect use but human error brings that efficacy way down with “typical use”. Condom use has been shown to reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS virus and other sexually transmitted diseases and infections.