MALE CONDOM

For example no-logo donation condoms, branded condoms.

Indications

  • Couples needing an immediately effective method
  • Where this is preferred FP method by client
  • Couples waiting to rule out suspected pregnancy
  • Protection against exposure to STIs including HIV/AIDS
  • Where back-up method is needed, e.g. when woman is starting or has forgotten to take oral contraceptives
  • Couples where one or both partners have HIV/AIDS, even if using another FP method

Advantages

  • Male plays role in FP
  • Protects against unwanted pregnancy
  • Also protects against STIs and HIV infection

Disadvantages

  • Some men may have difficulty maintaining an erection with condom on
  • May cause insensitivity of the penis
  • Occasional hypersensitivity to latex or lubricants (may result in a severe allergic reaction)
  • Requires correct use with every act of sex for greatest effectiveness

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Ensure client understands correct use, storage, and disposal of condom
  • Supply at least 100 condoms to each client for three months, and if available, a water or silicone
    based lubricant
  • Advise client to return for more before they are finished
  • In case of hypersensitivity to latex or lubricants, avoid latex based condoms, and use the female
    condom or another FP method