Barrier types of birth control, which usually contain spermicide, are types of birth control that block sperm from reaching the uterus. Spermicide is a chemical used to kill most of the sperm that enters the vagina and the barrier is used to block any living sperm from getting through. This obviously lowers the risk of pregnancy. There are a few barrier methods of birth control, such as condoms (male & female), diaphragms, and cervical caps. Condoms are the most common among the barrier birth controls to be used. Signs of male condoms have been around since some time in the 1500’s, though they were not used in America. Early versions of the condom were made from animal skin, horns, intestines, and shells, as well as oiled paper. They were mostly used around Asia and some parts of Europe at first to prevent the spread of syphilis. Condoms were recognized after Casanova was reported using “assurance caps” to assure he didn’t impregnate any of his mistresses in the 18th century. They weren’t used very often during that time due to most peoples’ religious views. To reduce pregnancy was considered immoral to most in those days. It was also believed that condoms would promote promiscuity since they provided protection against STDs. Regardless of all the disapproval towards them, condoms became a widespread product in the 19th century and were then spread to America. In the mid to late 19th century, feminists believed that women should have the rights to birth-control use and rejected the idea and use of the male condom. This caused a large increase in the rates of sexually transmitted diseases in America. Towards the beginning of the 20th century, it was proven that condoms didn’t fully protect people from STDs. To get this message across to everyone, sex education classes were given in public schools. The irony in this was that condoms weren’t being promoted in these classes because the medical community saw sexually transmitted diseases as punishment for having sex. Their views were so strong that some hospitals even rejected patients that came in to treat STDs. To add to the disapproval of condoms, Sigmund Freud, the inventor of psychoanalysis, also disagreed with the use of any forms of birth-control. He felt the failure rates were “too high” and that the use of condoms, specifically, “decreased sexual pleasure.” So, regardless of the rise in STD rates, feminists and many Europeans refused to use condoms. During the 1830s, Charles Goodyear began processing natural rubber in a way to make it more elastic. This made a better condom during those times because the material was much more durable than the sheep’s skin condoms which high a tendency to rip. During the 1920s, latex rubber was invented and was used for condoms instead of the rubber made by Goodyear. Not only was it cheaper to be made, but it also performed better for the users. The fact that latex was made with water, rather than gasoline and benzene, made the FDA’s approval of the latex condom easier in 1930. In the 60s, the birth-control pill became the number one method for birth control, but male condoms were still being used commonly. During the 1970s, the FDA tightened the quality regulations on condoms, making their quality…
contraceptive method for the female, it prevents pregnancy and STIs. Another method that has proven to be useful is the male condom. It is a cheap and reliable contraceptive method.
Firstly, it is important to understand what STIs are. One of the most widespread sexually transmitted infections is Chlamydia. Chlamydia is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. Symptoms of Chlamydia are almost invisible, so it is important to stay protected. Some possible symptoms in the female may be; an unusual vaginal…
Increase in condom use and decline in HIV and sexually
transmitted diseases among female sex workers in
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, 1991±1998
Peter D. Ghysa,b, Mamadou O. Dialloa , Virginie Ettiegne-Traorea ,
Kouame Kalec , Oussama Tawile , Michel Caraele , Moussa Traorec ,
Guessan Mah-bic,d , Kevin M. De Cocka,f , Stefan Z. Wiktora,f,
Marie Lagab and Alan E. Greenberga,f
Objective: To assess clinic- and community-based trends in demographic and behavioral characteristics…
putting on a condom, you must remember to do these 5 things:
1.Before using a condom check the expiration date on the packaging
2. Carefully open the wrapper, as using teeth or nails can damage it
3. Ensure the condom is not torn, brittle, stiff, or sticky or discard it and use another one
4.Make sure the tip of the condom is facing up, and leave a half inch space for semen collection
5.Make sure you pull out before the penis gets soft, and hold on to the bade of the condom so it doesn’t…
have sex until treatment is complete.
Be sure your partner(s) are tested before having sex again.
Once you are cured & start having sex again, use female or
latex condoms every time you have vaginal or anal
Use a condom or dental dam for oral sex.
Forms of protection &
Forms of Protection
Use female condom
Use male condom
Practice safe sex routinely
Minimize sex partners
Gonorrhea tests involve testing a sample of body fluid to see if the
that 75%- 90% of all people having sex will at some point come in contact with the Human Papiloma Virus.
B) Twenty percent of college women who are sexually active are infected with HPV. Nearly 5 percent of pap smear tests (a swab done on females when they go to the gynecologist to test for irregular cells within the vagina) taken from women under age 30 comes back HPV related. With that being said, our target groups are women in high school through college. We want to focus on this group…
precautions which they can take.
One of the options which they have is contraception and there are many different forms of contraception’s available in this day and age, which include the pill, the male condom, female sterilisation, the contraceptive injection, the implant, the female condom , the vaginal ring this is just a small list of what contraception’s that are available.
The contraception which I have decided to base my case study on is the implant, the implant is a device which is injected…
especially important to understand the relationship between the both to identify why marginalized people, such as female sex workers, have less health rights and have difficulties accessing health care. These structural powers, agencies, social and health determinants all play a major role in shaping the life and health of a female sex worker.
To truly understand the nature of sex work, the female sex workers’ social and economic lives, their social relationships and their working environment must be examined…
Effectiveness: More than 99% effective.
● Advantages: Best method for reducing risk of STD’s. Can be easily obtained and does not require
● Disadvantages: May break. Interrupts sex to put it on. Some may have allergies to latex.
● Effectiveness: Effective when put on correctly and used properly.
● Advantages: Help protect against STD’s. No medical side effects.
● Disadvantages: May split or tear if not used properly. Not as widely available as male condoms.
● Effectiveness: Reliable method of preventing pregnancy…
Group Case Study: AIDS, Condoms, and Carnival
Mark McAteer, Elizabeth Kean, Bria Cancemi, Gabrielle Verdon
Part One - Situation Analysis:
Claiming the lives of millions across the globe, AIDS has become a growing epidemic over the past few decades. Organizations including UNAIDS and NACO are working hard to raise awareness and prevent further cases of HIV from developing. There is a large gap in the number of people who have contracted aids in poor…
effective and it is an extremely easy form of contraceptive. That is why I have chosen the positive side of this argument. Birth control is also more than just the use of “the pill”, birth control falls under an umbrella of contraceptive methods such as condoms, IUD’s, and diaphragms to name a few. Yet the pill is the easiest way to prevent pregnancy, because all you need to do is swallow a small pill and you are 99% safe from becoming pregnant. Another added benefit to the pill is the high levels of progesterone…