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Section 2

- Information
- Objectives
- Male Condom
- Properties
- Latex
- Plastic
> Correct Use
- Breakage
- Behaviors
- Cautions
- Protection
- Female
- Characteristics
- Use
- Spermicides
- Characteristics
- Correct Use
- Preferences
- Diaphragm
- Characteristics
- Considerations
- Correct Use
- Fitting
- Follow-up
- Sponge
- New Methods

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Section 2 - Method Information

Correct Use of the Male Condom

Correct Use of the Male Condom

Artwork adapted from PATH and WHO.
Slide 17

The following is information that should be given to clients regarding correct use of the male condom.

Open the package carefully to avoid tearing the condom. To prevent sperm or microorganisms from entering the woman’s reproductive tract, there should be no genital contact before a condom is put on. The condom should be unrolled directly onto the erect penis. Be sure to unroll it all the way to the base of the penis.

After ejaculation, withdraw the penis from the vagina while the penis is still erect. Hold onto the rim of the condom while removing the penis to help prevent the condom from slipping off and the semen spilling into the vagina. After the condom is removed, genital contact should be avoided since this could allow residual sperm or STD microorganisms on the glans or in the urethra to enter the woman.

To properly dispose of a condom, put it in a trash container or bury it. It should not be flushed down a toilet.



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