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Section 3 - Barrier Methods and Reproductive Health:
Programmatic Concerns

Using One Method for Pregnancy and STD Prevention

Examples of barrier methods used for both pregnancy and STD prevention

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Awareness of the risks of STDs and potential exposure to STDs has increased rapidly in recent years, making barrier methods an important method for consideration. A growing number of individuals wish to have protection both for pregnancy and STDs.

When used consistently and correctly, condoms can be used for the dual purpose of preventing pregnancy and STDs, including HIV. For women at increased risk of STDs who cannot persuade their male partners to use a male condom, spermicides, the female condom and the diaphragm with spermicide are possible choices for both pregnancy and disease prevention. Barrier methods can also be used in combinations, providing more protection.



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