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Side Effects Of Condoms You Needs To Know

Condoms are one of the most commonly used method of contraception today. Contraceptive helps to prevent Pregnancies. This means using condoms is essentially a means of birth control.

However, while birth control may be the primary purpose, a condom is also able to provide other benefits to the user.

One of such advantage is protection from sexual transmitted Infections or STIs.

However, too much of good thing is definitely bad for you not to mention detrimental to your health. While condoms are one of the greatest invention known to mankind and help to avoid perils of STDs and unwanted Pregnancies, it does have some ill effect.

Here are some of the I’ll effects;

1. Acquiring Other STDs

Condoms are proven highly effective against HIV and reduces the risk of other diseases such as syphilis, Chlamydia, gonorrhea and HPV but they do not afford protection against sexually transmitted diseases that can affect the outer layer of skin such as scabies infection and molluscum contagiosum.

Studies have shown that although condoms can reduce the risk of genital herpes, they don’t protect every part of the skin in which the herpes virus can asymptomatically shed and be transmitted to an infected sexual Patner.

2. Risk Of Pregnancy

Condoms are mostly used to prevent unwanted Pregnancies. However, when used correctly, condoms can only guarantee 98% protection and if used in an improper manner, 15 out of 100 women will get pregnant.

So if you’re using condom to prevent Pregnancy, be sure that you are using a fresh piece and Know how to use it tight. Condoms that have crossed their expiry date becomes brittle and can burst during sexual intercourse.

3. Allergy

Most condoms are made of latex, the fluid that is obtained from rubber trees. Latex allergies can invoke anaphylaxis, a life threatening condition. It is best advised for people who has latex allergy to switch to synthetic condoms.

However, the chances of condom tear during the act are high with this condoms and they aren’t compatible with most vaginal lubricant too.

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