DURBAN - Today is World Contraception Day and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation is promoting the use of condoms to prevent unplanned pregnancies, and the spread of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases. It is also promoting the correct use of condoms.
The foundation said using condoms was a safe and effective way of preventing sexually transmitted diseases and was also an integral part of maintaining good sexual health.
According to its regional Policy and Advocacy Manager, Larissa Klazinga, there are many effective forms of contraception: “In addition to preventing unplanned pregnancy, condoms for men and women are over 90% effective and they don’t have any side effects.”
For nearly 25 years, the foundation has promoted condom use with numerous campaigns that highlight one clear message - If you’re having sex, you need to use a condom, consistently - every time.
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