Errors in condom use are common, study finds

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Errors in condom use are common, study finds
Tue, 03-06-2012 - 12:53pm

Condoms can't prevent unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease if they're used incorrectly. Unfortunately, a new review of research finds that condom use errors are all too common.

Some of the most frequent mistakes include putting a condom on partway through intercourse or taking it off before intercourse is over, failing to leave space at the tip of the condom for semen, and failing to look for damage before use. These errors can contribute to breakage or leakage, researchers reported Feb. 17 in the journal Sexual Health.

Read the full article at LiveScience: http://www.livescience.com/18660-common-condom-mistakes.html