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Goals

Section 1
Section 2

- Objectives
- Prevention
- Education
- Assessing
- Skills Training
- Behavioral
- Couples
- Peer Groups
- Contraceptive
- Dual Method
> Alternative
- Male Condom
- Negotiating
- Reaching
- Correct Use
- Promotion
- Female
- Correct Use
- Resource
- Resource
- Summary

Section 3

Summary

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Section 2 - STD Prevention

Dual Method Use: Alternative Approach

Alternative Approach to dual method use diagram

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An alternative approach to the dual method use just described is to use the male condom as the primary method for both STD and pregnancy prevention. When used consistently and correctly, the male condom is effective for both purposes.

If the condom is not used for a particular act of intercourse or if it breaks or slips off, the client can then use emergency contraception for pregnancy prevention. Emergency contraception, however, will not protect against STD transmission. Emergency contraception involves taking a specific regimen of contraceptive pills. This regimen should be initiated as early as possible, but no later than 72 hours after unprotected sexual intercourse.

 

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