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Barrier Methods

Remember...

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...barrier Methods
can be effective...

 

...but for them to be effective, they must
be used!

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Barrier methods need to be available in all family planning programs in a variety of delivery sites. For individual users of barrier methods, the most important thing to remember is to use them consistently and correctly. This requires good counseling, instruction and user motivation. Barrier methods are the only contraceptive methods recommended for prevention of STDs. And, if used correctly in every act of intercourse, barrier methods are also highly effective at preventing pregnancy. But, for them to be effective, they must be used.

 

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