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Birth Control

             In this day and age there are many forms of birth control, which prevent STD's (sexually transmitted disease), and prevent pregnancy. A basic outline of the types of protection available, as well as the proper ways to insert to fully protect the couple engaging in sexual intercourse will be stated later on. I will conclude by giving you a dose of information on a couple better-known forms of birth control which will hopefully help you make the right decisions when it comes to STD's and pregnancy protection. .
             One of the many types of effective birth control is the male condom. The male condom works by covering the penis before intercourse with shield made of thin, plastic, or animal tissue (not really used any more) to keep the sperm from joining the egg. The effectiveness of condoms is 86%- 97%. Latex condoms are effective against STI's (sexually transmitted infections), including HIV, which can later become AIDS. To increase the effectiveness of the condom, use with other forms of birth control. For example foam, creams, jellies, film, or suppositories. Also use spermicides, which help immobilize sperm. Do not use oil-based lubricants, like Vaseline on latex condoms because the Vaseline may cause the condom to weaken which there for leads to possible tearing. DO NOT use two condoms at once. Male condoms and female condoms should not be used at the same time. Placing two male condoms on a penis can raise the chance of tearing. (http://www.plannedparenthood.org/teenissues/bcchoices.html) After sex play, throw away the condom. DO NOT REUSE it. The same condom should not be used for vaginal and anal intercourse.
             When engaging in sexual activity the male condom is placed on a man's erect penis. Before putting on the condom, uncircumcised men may find it useful to pull back the foreskin. With one hand, squeeze a half-inch of the tip to remove air and leave room for semen. With your other hand, you can unroll the condom to the base of the penis.

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