Advantages and disadvantages of barrier contraceptives


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  • Sunday, 30 Dec 2012

Barrier contraceptives are effective means of contraception, as well as preventing sexually transmitted infections, provided they are used properly on every occasion when there is sexual contact.

UNTIL a few decades ago, contraception focused almost exclusively on the prevention of unintended pregnancy. Changes in sexual behaviour and the increase in sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS, have led to a shift in the focus towards the sexual and reproductive health of women.

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