Discover how barrier methods of contraception can not only prevent pregnancy but stop the spread of sexually transmitted infections.
- Barrier method contraceptives prevent the sperm from reaching the egg.
- Male and female condoms prevent the exchange of bodily fluids and therefore sexually transmitted diseases.
- Male condoms are the most effective barrier method and are 98% reliable if used correctly.
- Chemical barriers, such as spermicides, can kill or inactivate sperm on contact.
You can't conceive a child unless a sperm reaches an egg.
So one way to prevent pregnancy is to make sure the sperm never gets that far.
There are various barrier methods of contraception, but they all work on the same principle – they prevent sperm from entering the upper genital tract ...
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