About "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.

Related Terms: Hiv Testing, Unprotected Sex, Hiv, Emergency Contraceptive Pill, Hiv Infection, I-pill, Sexual Intercourse

Recently Answered Questions

Condom broke while having sex. Can I take an I-pill to prevent pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, I had an I-pill nine months ago and I got my periods some two days later. Currently, three days before, while having an intercourse, my husband's condom broke. Can I take an I-pill now to avoid pregnancy? Can I take this now? Are there any side effects? I want to kn...  Read Full »
Dr. Meeta Airen
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, you have to take it as you do not have any other option. It will harm your body if you take it so frequently. Your hormonal milieu is disturbed. Regarding side effects, you may experience bloating, heaviness, and stomach upset. For regular contraceptive pill,...  Read Full »
Condom broke while having protected vaginal sex. Can I get HIV?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I had protected vaginal sex with a sex worker 15 days back. However, the condom broke and I ejaculated inside her. I asked her whether she was HIV positive and she said no. But, I cannot trust her. I have been having chills all over my body since yesterday. I w...  Read Full »
Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The chances of transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) by single unprotected intercourse is very low that is 1/200 to 1/1000. Condom tear can be almost similar to unprotected intercourse. If she is negative, then no problem. You can get her tested or you ca...  Read Full »
The condom leaked before penetration. Should she take an I-pill?
Query: Hello doctor,My partner and I tried to have sex for the first time. We are both virgins. I had put on a condom, but I came before penetrating her, and the condom leaked. A few drops fell on her vagina from the outside. Will there be any problem? Should she take an I-pill?  Read Full »
Dr. Meeta Airen
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you do not want to take any chances, then she should take an I-pill (emergency contraceptive pill) within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->  Read Full »
There was condom slippage after intercourse. Can this lead to pregancy?
Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with my partner two months back using a condom. After ejaculation, she was getting off from me, and as she got up, the condom slipped off. I, however, pulled it out of her. When I did this, the semen leaked on my leg. As she was on top of me (due to gravity), all the semen f...  Read Full »
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is normal to see delayed periods after taking morning after pill. There is no need to get worried. For more information consult a sexologist online -->  Read Full »
Will expired condom lead to pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor, I had protected sex with my girlfriend. Unfortunately, it was an expired condom. But, we had no problem with the condom. Now, my girlfriend has missed her periods. So, please give me your suggestion.  Read Full »
Dr. Purushottam Sah
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If the condom did not break, then the chance of pregnancy is low. But, she can do a urine pregnancy test to confirm her current state. For further information consult a sexologist online -->  Read Full »
Can I 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 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 »
I had vaginal intercourse and condom broke. Am I at the risk of HIV?
Query: Hello doctor, Two weeks ago I had a scare. I had vaginal intercourse with a girl from the bar and the condom broke and I removed immediately. I asked her about her status and she stated clean. There was some blood on the bed from her after. I started PEP within 24 hours from the clinic, they gave m...  Read Full »
Dr. Sushma Shah
HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hello,Welcome to (post-exposure prophylaxis) is good. A sore throat is very common at this time. You can go to ENT specialist. You can have tablet Zerodol SP (Aceclofenac, Serratiopeptidase, and Paracetamol) two times a day after food for three to five days, tablet TAXIM O (Cefixime)...  Read Full »
After taking Unwanted 72, the condom broke during sex. Will I get pregnant?
Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex on the 12th day of my menstrual cycle, but I took Unwanted 72. And we had sex again, but the condom broke. Will I get pregnant?  Read Full »
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is recommended to take Unwanted 72 only after sex. This is a post-coital pill, so you can understand that there is a minimal chance of getting pregnant if you have unprotected sex after taking emergency contraceptive pills. Now, you might ask me how do you know whet...  Read Full »
ABC of HIV Prevention - Safe Sex and Condoms
Article Overview: This article discusses how the correct use of condoms prevents and protects us from HIV and other STDs.  Read Article »
Dr. Suvash Sahu
HIV AIDS Specialist

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is one of the most serious and deadly diseases of the modern era. Here, we talk about safeguarding ourselves from this disease. HIV can be transmitted in three main ways. Whenever there is HIV, all three routes of transmission are equally possible. Hence, it is ess ...  Read Article »
Can vaseline be used in conjunction with condom?
Query: Hi doctor, My dermatologist recommended Vaseline for any abrasions in glans penis. The area is dry, and often I get chafing there, so began to use daily. However, that becomes concerned that when using a condom, the residue of the Vaseline cause condom latex to weaken. My penis is uncircumcised. I a...  Read Full »
Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »


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