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  • Using a condom can help avoid pregnancy.
  • Condoms must be used correctly, every time you have sex, to be effective.
  • Each condom should be used once only.
  • Use condoms with water or silicone-based lubricants (lubes), not oil-based lubes. 
  • Condoms are also the most effective way to reduce your risk of contracting sexually transmissible infections (STI).
  • Use a condom even if you or your partner are on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

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Reviewed on: 09-06-2020