What protection do condoms provide?
A condom is the only kind of contraception that can prevent pregnancy and protect against contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including chlamydia, HIV and gonorrhoea. Both male and female condoms are made with the express purpose of stopping male semen from penetrating the woman’s uterus and making contact with an egg – this is known as a ‘barrier’ contraception and is 98% effective at preventing pregnancy. Condoms are made out of latex, a type of rubber. Those with an allergy to latex can use an option like polyurethane, polyisoprene or lambskin to get the same level of protection without the discomfort.
Care must be taken when being used.
If you are trying to avoid unintended pregnancy, take extra care when removing your condom from the packet and when you putting it on. Even the slightest of tears and rips can break the condom and lead to semen entering the vagina.
What services do we offer at our pharmacies?
Help to protect your sexual health with our condom supply service. With a large number of types and sizes on the market, choosing the correct condoms can be daunting. Our in-store selection is designed to be as simple and reliable as possible.
Be mindful of the quantity you are likely to use and the expiry date of condoms, so you can choose of condom that suits your needs. If your condom has split during sex and contact has been made between you and your partner, then emergency contraception should be taken as soon as possible.
For more information, speak to a member of our team in-store today.