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Most people think they know how to use condoms, but it’s easy to make simple mistakes. It’s estimated that three-quarters of us will make a mistake when using them. The downside of this is that mistakes can lead to pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Read more about pregnancy here. Read more about STIs here.
To avoid this, learn from the twelve most common mistakes that people make:
If something goes wrong
Even if you follow all the guidance about how to use condoms safely, sometimes things might go wrong and the condom could break or come off during sex.If this happens, it’s important that your partner is aware so you can both take necessary steps to keep safe. This may include accessing emergency contraception or getting tested for STIs.Find out more about emergency contraceptionFind out more about getting tested for STIs
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