Condoms

Condoms are a method of birth control that block the entry of sperm, and also block other bodily fluids from spreading sexually transmitted diseases. Both male and female condoms are available that are made from latex, polyurethane, and lambskin. If used properly, it is effective in preventing pregnancy 98% of the time.

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Is it safe for me to take Unwanted 72 regularly to prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44 year old woman. I have a hole in my heart since birth and dextrocardia. I do not want to get pregnant again, as I already have a 19 year old daughter. I cannot take any of the regular contraceptive medicines due to my heart condition. I regularly take Unwanted 72 after an un...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Which type of hole do you have in your heart (VSD, ASD or some other form)? How often do you take Unwanted 72? Unwanted 72 (emergency contraceptive pill) is a very high dose hormonal pill and if taken very often could be dangerous. If you still want to use it, please...  Read Full »

My partner and I had protected sex using condoms five months before, and I did not get periods. Will I be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my period five months ago. Fifteen days later, my partner and I had protected sex. There was genital rubbing before using the condom and then penetration, but we used a condom. We also checked regularly, and the condom did not seem to be broken. Is there a chance of pregnancy, gi...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following is my opinion on your question. During penis rubbing to the vagina, precum fluid of the penis can enter the vagina, so there is a chance of getting pregnant if fluid enters the vagina. However, pregnancy usually occurs by full penetrative unprotected sexual i...  Read Full »

Why is my boyfriend experiencing a leaky anus after having anal sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I had anal sex with my boyfriend this morning. I was the penetrator, and he was the receiver, and I ejaculated in him. Since then, he has been experiencing a leaky anus. His briefs become wet whenever he sits. Did I hurt him? I feel guilty. Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will be happy to help. There is no need to worry as it is the semen and secretion in the anal region. Semen contains motile sperms and takes time to dry out completely. Next time, I suggest you use a condom as it is safe during anal sex fo...  Read Full »

Whether I have to take an emergency contraceptive pill even if my partner used a condom?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex yesterday afternoon. It was on the 14th day of my menstrual cycle. It was a protected sex. My partner used a condom and ejaculated inside it. Now, I am confused whether to take an emergency contraceptive pill or not. I personally do not want to take one because I am worried...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Condoms have a failure rate of 15 percent and can cause pregnancy. However, we do not always recommend emergency contraception if you have used a condom. If you have used it correctly and felt that there was no condom breakage or leakage from them, there is no need to ...  Read Full »

What precautions should I take to prevent transmission of hepatitis B to my partner?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old male, and I want to ask few questions regarding my condition. I am a dental student. When I was in the ninth standard, I was diagnosed with hepatitis B. The doctor performed many tests, like PCR (negative), HBsAg (positive), HBeAg (negative), and ALT (normal). I have he...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, vertical transmission and sexual transmission of hepatitis B virus are possible. Vertical transmission usually occurs due to close contact of father's body fluids with a newborn child. So, avoiding close contacts will help. In precautions, vaccination for the sp...  Read Full »

I had sex with my wife on the day before her periods. Can she be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife and I have three children after seven years of marriage life. My third child is eight months old. We have been using contraceptive pills. My wife is taking psychiatric treatment for depression. The contraceptive pills were increasing her problems with depression. We have decid...  Read Full »


Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query, and I can understand your concern. There is no chance of your wife getting pregnant having had sex on the day before her first day of periods. So do not worry. This time your wife will not be pregnant. But you must also understand that condoms ...  Read Full »

How to protect myself from STD?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am a 33 year old unmarried, healthy male. I have a steady girlfriend with whom I have sex regularly, as well as casual one night stands with other girls. I always practise safe sex, i.e, a) always use a condom b) never have uncovered oral sex (c) never have anal sex (d) always keep ...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate that you are very much conscious and alert while having sex and take all preventive measures. 1. Kissing can spread some diseases only if the other partner is infected .These diseases spread through saliva . There are so many diseases which spread through ...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use expired condoms?

Query: Hello Doctor, Can I use expired condoms? Is it dangerous? Will it affect my health?    Read Full »


Dr. Duraisamy Palanisamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com Use of expired condom will not cause any serious health issue. The following can happen:  Loss of strength and flexibility of condom resulting in breakage leading to unwanted pregnancy and spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseaes (STDs) Loss of lubrication Chances of aller...  Read Full »

Can I get infected with HIV after unprotected sex but without ejaculation?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know what unprotected sex means. If I penetrate in a female's vagina without a condom but do not release any semen, will it be considered as unprotected sex? Also, can there be an HIV infection in such a case?  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. By unprotected sex, we mean, having sex without the use of contraceptives like condom or birth control pills. Although not ejaculating is less risky than ejaculating, an unprotected sex without ejaculation still carries some risk of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) a...  Read Full »

Are my penile pain, soreness, and bleeding during intercourse related to multiple partners?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had sex with over 20 different partners. And I have got bleeding from my penis during the intercourse three times. It is very painful and sore during intercourse. I could notice blood everywhere after the intercourse. When I put on a condom, my discomforts are relieved. Kin...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.This is a penile injury that is extended to the urethra. Hence you are bleeding. Kindly send me pictures of your erect penis and stay abstain from intercourse for three weeks to get better.I hope recovery will be complete without urethral stricture. Snap happens in penile f...  Read Full »

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