Condoms

Alternative Names

Prophylactics; Rubbers; Male condoms

Definition of Condoms

A condom is a type of (contraceptive) that is worn during intercourse to prevent pregnancy and the spread of some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as:

Review

Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 2/12/2010

Male reproductive anatomy
The male condom
Condom application - series

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