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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
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- Resource
- Summary

Section 3

Summary

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Section 2 - STD Prevention

Resource Management: Male Condom

Programs providing STD services need:

Supply of male latex condoms

  • reliable supply of latex condoms

  • proper storage facilities

  • timely distribution of condoms

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A reliable supply of male latex condoms is essential for FP/MCH programs providing STD services.

Health facilities also should provide adequate storage. It is important to protect condoms from excessive heat, direct sunlight, water, pests and pollution.

Timely distribution of condoms is also important. Condoms are generally safe to use for up to five years following manufacture if they are packaged in foil and stored properly.

 

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