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Condoms can act as a disease barrier.
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Doctors hear many of the same basic questions about sex from their patients.
Sexually active men should consider wearing condoms during the pandemic.
Giving young Nigerians information on sexual and reproductive health boosts their confidence in using condoms
Sexually inexperienced Nigerian students are less confident in their ability to use condoms, increasing their susceptibility to infections and unplanned pregnancies at first sexual activity.
For many young people, app dating is just part of regular dating life.
App users recognise dating apps have some risks but they've developed a range of strategies to help them feel safer and to better negotiate consent and safe sex.
Major brands which suffer from high profile product recalls need to follow some basic rules to make sure they weather the storm.
PrEP is effective as a protection against HIV – though condoms can still be used to prevent STDs. Why can’t we celebrate the idea that men can have sex without fear of death?
Recently PrEP, an effective drug against HIV, was in the news with some concerns that gay men are no longer using condoms. But is the issue about condoms or control?
PrEP drugs are not a perfect solution.
PrEP may be giving some homosexual and heterosexual users a false sense of security.
Contraceptives lie at the heart of proper family planning but in Nigeria uptake has been slow.
Nigeria must reduce its population growth to increase the quality of life for people in the country. A better knowledge of contraceptives can help achieve this.
Male couple holding hands.
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Understanding where teens learn about sex and how that influences them can help us find ways to encourage healthy sexual behaviors, such as using condoms and birth control.
The antiviral condoms help protect against HIV, herpes and HPV.
The active ingredient in the gel can bind to various viruses and stop them from attaching and getting into human cells.
Long-acting reversible contraception such as intrauterine devices don’t require women who use them to do anything else to prevent pregnancy.
Few Australian women use long-acting reversible contraception, despite its advantages over other methods. These contraceptives offer women long-term, cost-effective, "fit-and-forget" contraception.
In any other industry, protection would be mandatory. But the porn lobby is too powerful.
PrEP drugs to prevent people contracting HIV mustn't disrupt existing sexual health strategies.
Tackling men's reluctant condom use comes down to the basics of how they view sex.
STIs might be easier to treat or manage but unprotected sex still comes with potentially serious risks.
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Very little has been published on VivaGel in peer-reviewed literature.
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