Condoms Don’t Protect Against All STDs

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Although condoms are considered to have a 98% theoretical effectiveness, in fact they cannot protect you against all STDs. Some infections and diseases such as pubic lice, syphilis, HPV (human papilloma virus), genital herpes are transmitted not only via sexual intercourse, but through skin-to-skin contact and even through bed sheets or underwear. 

Recommendations for how to increase your chances of safe sexual intercourse 

Condom usage can help reduce the chances of catching STDs. In case you have any suspicions that you have an STD, contact your doctor immediately. 

Reviewed by Medical expert Lilit Nasibyan, MD

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