Artwork adapted from PATH and WHO.
The male condom fits over the mans erect penis and forms
a physical barrier between the vagina and the penis. The condom
serves as a receptacle for semen and prevents sperm and microorganisms
from entering a womans reproductive tract. It also prevents
fluid and microorganisms from the female partner from coming
into contact with the penis.
Condoms come in different sizes, colors, shapes and thicknesses.
Some are lubricated with silicone or other water-based lubricants,
and some have spermicides added to the lubrication. The male
condom can be used with other contraceptive methods, including
most barrier methods. However, the male condom should not be
used with the female condom because friction could dislodge