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Section 1

- Objectives
- Methods
> Good Health
- Characteristics
- Characteristics
- Users
- Global
- Pregnancy
- STDs
- Counseling
- Instruction

Section 2
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Section 1 - Overview of Barrier Methods

Barrier Methods

Unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases

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Two important aspects of good reproductive health care are prevention of unintended pregnancy and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs. Barrier methods, especially condoms, are the only contraceptives recommended for prevention of STDs, including AIDS. As concern about AIDS and other STDs has increased in recent years, more people have considered using barrier methods. Decisions about which method to choose have now begun to involve both pregnancy and STD prevention.

The first section of this presentation will cover issues common to all barrier methods. Method-specific information is discussed in the middle section, and programmatic concerns about the use of barrier methods are addressed in the final section.



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