10 Interesting Facts About Condoms

Besides being an easy-to-use barrier method, the condom is accessible to all public and very economical, even in Kenya it is given free of charge in some health institutions, that is why we present some interesting information about its use: 

1- The condom is used to prevent pregnancy and the spread of some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as HIV, gonorrhea and chlamydia, from one person to another according to the Ministry of Health.

2.- In addition, of the vasectomy, the condom is the only birth control method available for use by men by the SS, although it is currently approved for the commercialization of the male contraceptive pill in the United States and England.

3.- Only latex and polyurethane condoms, and not those made from natural animal membranes, effectively prevent the spread of viral infections such as HIV, according to the Ministry of Health.

4.- The distribution of condoms that the Ministry of Health carries out  has been a constant since it began this program around 2000s

5.- Its resistance and quality are guaranteed due to the fact that all the quality control standards are involved in the bidding for its manufacture.

6.- Between one and two billion condoms are used in the United States annually, where only 44 reports of allergic reactions have been associated between 1988 and 1991.

7.- Studies published by the Children’s Hospital of Boston show that latex condoms break only around 0.4%, that is 4 out of every thousand, and polyurethane ruptures 4.4% out of every 100.

8.- Condoms should be stored in dry places, in low light and at room temperature. High or low temperatures can weaken the material. Sunlight or moisture can cause more ruptures or tears.

9.- In 1994, the government of Thailand promoted the campaign of 100% use of condoms for sex workers, an action that increased condom use dramatically from 14% to 94%, an event that also reduced number of cases of sexually transmitted infections and HIV / AIDS infection in Thai soldiers.

10.- The strongest data regarding the effectiveness of condoms in preventing HIV infection are the results of longitudinal studies done to couples where one of the two is infected with the virus and the other does not. Studies show that consistent use of condoms in such partners causes less than 1% of infections per year.

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