The most common reason for failure, besides not using a condom every time, is that the condom breaks or partially or completely slips off the penis. A condom cannot be reused. The children of teen mothers are at increased risk of either being in foster care, or being a victim of abuse and neglect when compared to children born to mothers aged 20 or older.
Your plans for both of you to get tested for STDs before you have sex. Both partners must be comfortable with using a condom and be prepared to use one every time they have sex. The program delivers and reinforces the following messages:.
For information on all types of birth control: Stay Teen: Birth Control Explorer External The best birth control for you is the one you use the correct way, each and every time you have sex! Before putting it on, hold the tip of the condom and squeeze out the air to leave room for the semen after ejaculation.
Opens in a new window Opens an external site Opens an external site in a new window. All rights reserved. If you are also using the condom as birth control, make sure your partner uses a spermicide according to the manufacturer's instructions.
But some are made of materials that are safe for people with latex allergies, such as polyurethane or polyisoprene. Condoms work by keeping semen the fluid that contains sperm from entering the vagina.
Be Responsible! It also can be implemented in eight sessions of 60 minutes each, or in four two-module sessions. This Web page is especially for teens and designed with input from teens. It is based on cognitive behavioral theories, focus groups, and the researchers' extensive experience working with youth.
Talking to Your Partner About Condoms Some people — even those who are having sex — are embarrassed by the topic of condoms. Advantages They are the most effective protection available against STIs.
Evidence-based Prevention Strategies. Emergency contraception is a way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex; for example, if a condom breaks or slips off during sex. You Can Protect It. Talking to Your Partner About Condoms Some people — even those who are having sex — are embarrassed by the topic of condoms.
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