What About Male Condoms And Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)?


The condom is the only means of birth control that provides any reduction in the transmission of sexually transmitted infections. However, condoms are not “safe sex,” but rather “safer sex.”According to the workshop summary, “Scientific Evidence on Condom Effectiveness for Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention,” July 2001, The National Institute of Health and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases report Syphilis transmission is reduced 29% for typical use. It is reduced 50 to 71% when condoms are used correctly 100% of the time. Gonorrhea and Chlamydia transmission is reduced by approximately 50% even when condoms are used 100% of the time. Genital herpes transmission is reduced by approximately 40% HIV transmission is reduced by approximately 85% when condoms are used correctly 100% of the time. So no one methold is 100% workable in the provention, but condom still is the best option in all the methods.

Keep in mind that use it always during unassured sex.