The correct and consistent use of male latex condoms is highly effective in reducing the transmission of STDs. Use a condom every time you have anal, vaginal, or oral sex. Use a latex or polyurethane condom Using a latex or polyurethane condom every time you have vaginal, oral, or anal sex reduces the risk of infection. The consistent and correct use of male latex condoms is highly effective in reducing the transmission of STDs.
If you're allergic to latex, other options are available, although these may have higher breakage rates than latex condoms. If a teenager begins having sex, it's important to practice safe sex. Having safe sex means using a barrier method of contraception (such as latex condoms) at all times, starting with the first sexual experience. Condoms are not a guarantee against STIs.
The only way to truly prevent getting an STI is to not have sex at all. However, condoms can significantly reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections and HIV. Talk to your teen about how you can reduce the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections by limiting the number of sexual partners for life. There are several ways to avoid or reduce your risk of contracting sexually transmitted or sexually transmitted diseases.
Getting vaccinated early, before sexual exposure, is also effective in preventing certain types of STIs. Vaccines are available to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis A and hepatitis B. Both vaccines are recommended for people who are not yet immune to these diseases and for those who are at greater risk of infection, such as men who have sex with men and intravenous drug users.