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Condoms provide a way for men and women to prevent pregnancy. There are many methods of birth control; some types also protect against sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms are one type of birth control that in addition to preventing pregnancy also prevent the spread of STD's.

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      Pregnancy Planning Article
      • Pregnancy planning facts
      • What is pregnancy planning?
      • What are pre-pregnancy planning goals?
      • What is a pregnancy calendar or calculator?
      • How soon can a woman start trying to conceive after stopping birth control?
      • What are dietary considerations for pregnancy planning?
      • How much weight gain is recommended in pregnancy?
      • What about alcohol consumption and pregnancy planning?
      • What infections should be avoided in pregnancy?
      • Should I exercise when pregnant?
      • Is it safe to have sexual intercourse during pregnancy?
      • Is air travel safe for pregnant women?
      • Do medications need to be stopped when planning pregnancy or when a woman becomes pregnant?
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Women (STDs) Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, are infections that are transmitted during any type of sexual exposure, including...learn more »
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      Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Women (STDs) Article
      • Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) facts
      • What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?
      • Gonorrhea
      • Chlamydia
      • Syphilis
      • Genital Herpes
      • Human Papillomaviruses (HPVs) and Genital Warts
      • Chancroid
      • Ectoparasitic Infections
      • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
      • Hepatitis B
      • Hepatitis C
      • Conclusions
    • Hepatitis C (HCV, Hep C) Hepatitis C is an inflammation of the liver due to the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is usually spread by blood transfusion,...learn more »
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      Hepatitis C (HCV, Hep C) Article
      • Hepatitis C infection (HCV, hep C) facts
      • What is hepatitis C infection?
      • What are the symptoms of hepatitis C infection?
      • How is hepatitis C spread, and is it contagious?
      • What conditions beyond the liver are associated with hepatitis C infection?
      • Who is at high risk and should be tested for hepatitis C infection?
      • What is the usual progression of chronic hepatitis C infection?
      • How is hepatitis C diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for hepatitis C infection?
      • Newer drugs and therapeutic medications for hepatitis C
      • Who should receive antiviral therapy for hepatitis C virus infection?
      • Who should not receive treatment with antiviral therapy?
      • How effective is hepatitis C treatment?
      • What are the goals of therapy for hepatitis C infection?
      • What are the side effects of treatment for hepatitis C infection?
      • Hepatitis C and liver transplantation
      • How is monitoring done before, during and after treatment?
      • Can hepatitis C be prevented?
      • What is the current research and what is in the future for hepatitis C?
    • Chlamydia in Women Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the U.S. Signs and symptoms of chlamydia, a bacterial infection,...learn more »
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      Chlamydia in Women Article
      • What is chlamydia?
      • What causes chlamydia?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of chlamydia?
      • How is chlamydia diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for chlamydia?
      • What is the prognosis for chlamydia?
      • Can chlamydia be prevented?
    • Birth Control Options There are a variety of birth control options to choose from. It varies from person to person and their preferences to either...learn more »
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      Birth Control Options Article
      • Birth control facts
      • What are the different types of birth control available?
      • What are hormonal birth control options (including oral contraceptives pills)?
      • What are barrier methods of birth control (including condoms)?
      • What are natural birth control options?
      • What about surgical sterilization (tubal ligation or vasectomy) for birth control?
      • What is emergency contraception?
      • What are IUDs (intrauterine devices)?
    • STDs in Men Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections transmitted during sexual contact. They may be caused by viruses, bacteria,...learn more »
      In This Article
      STDs in Men Article
      • What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
      • Who is at risk for STDs?
      • What causes STDs?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of STDs?
      • List of STDs in men
      • Chlamydia
      • Gonorrhea
      • Trichomoniasis
      • HIV
      • Genital herpes
      • Genital warts (HPV)
      • Hepatitis
      • Syphilis
      • How are STDs diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for STDs?
      • What is the prognosis for STDs?
      • Can STDs be prevented?

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