How effective are condoms at preventing the STIs?

STIs can be transmitted in two types. Gonorrhea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis are primarily transmitted through contact with infected fluids, such as semen, vaginal fluid and rectal fluid. Genital herpes (herpes simplex Type 2 or HSV-2), syphilis and genital warts (human papillomavirus or HPV) are primarily transmitted through contact with infected skin.

Several studies suggest male condoms can reduce, but not eliminate, the oral, vaginal and anal transmission of genital warts, genital herpes, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichomoniasis. However, other research have found that condoms use did not reduce the risk of STI transmission. These results may due to inconsistent and incorrect use of condoms among study participants.

Also, the effectiveness of condoms may depend on how the STI is transmitted. Condoms do not completely cover all parts of the body which can become infected, or are infected by STIs that are primarily transmitted through skin–skin contact (such as herpes, syphilis and genital warts). So condoms may be less protective against these STIs compared to those that are transmitted through contact with infected fluids.

The research advice female condoms are equally effective as male condoms in reducing the vaginal transmission of STIs. Female condoms may provide more protection than male condoms against STIs transmitted through skin skin contact. This is because they cover more parts of the body that can become infected, or are infected, by STIs. OEM brand condom factory. Female condoms suppliers, custom private label condoms manufacturers. Email: