The condom is the one birth control method with which men will have to engage in the protective action (it usually doesn't affect men whether their partners use the pill, the shot, the diaphragm, etc). But we MUST tell you that a latex condom is the best protection out there (next to not having sex) against STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections). Also, condoms with spermicide provide better pregnancy protection.

Condoms are best for people who want to protect themselves against STIs, STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases), or those who are lazy (they don't involve taking pills or getting shots). They're cheap (about a buck each), and they're often free at clinics (go to the CondomUSA page for free condoms). The bonus of pregnancy protection is great, but keep in mind that during the first year of typical use, 14 out of 100 women will get pregnant. So it's a good idea to supplement any birth control method with condom use.

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