Male Condoms

The male condom is a thin, latex rubber sheath made to fit a man’s erect penis.

How the method works

  • Condoms prevent pregnancy by physically preventing the male sperm from gaining access to the woman’s reproductive system.

Common Type of Male Condoms

  • Condoms come in different sizes, colors, and textures. Some are coated with a lubricant or spermicide.

Effectiveness

  • When used consistently and correctly in every sexual encounter, male condoms can be 98% effective.
  • However, typical male condom use is only moderately effective at about 87%.

Advantages

  • Generally easy to obtain.
  • Can easily be carried and used on demand
  • It can be used when breastfeeding.
  • It is important to note that the male condom prevents pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and STIs spread by discharge and skin-skin contact.

Limitations

  • Cannot be used with oil-based lubricants since this could reduce their effectiveness.
  • If not properly used, condoms may tear or come out duirng sex.
  • Condoms can also be made less effective by heat, light, and humidity.

Side Effects experienced by some users

  • Some people are allergic to latex rubber

Juu life ni kujipanga!

Popular questions

You will get a small injection on your arm to numb you. This means you won’t feel pain at all during insertion. There will be a little pain or soreness as the wound heals for about a week.
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
Yes. If needed, ECPs can be taken again, even in the same cycle. A woman who needs ECPs often may want to consider a longer-acting and more effective family planning method
Yes. A woman who has not had children generally can use an IUD, but she should understand that the IUD is more likely to come out because her uterus may be smaller than the uterus of a woman who has given birth.
No. Most research finds no major changes in bleeding patterns after female sterilization. If a woman was using a hormonal method or IUD before sterilization, her bleeding pattern will return to the way it was before she used these methods

Sponsored by

This website is intended to provide information to the audience in the Republic of Kenya. All pictures used in this website show models only.

MIRA-311330

Last modified: April, 2022

Privacy statementCondition of useReport a side effect

Our goal is to motivate young men and women to take control of their sexual and reproductive health.

© Copyright 2022 | All Rights Reserved