Birth Control Problem Set

Problem 4: Works Well with Condoms


Which of the following methods is more effective in preventing unwanted pregnancy and transmission of sexually transmitted diseases when used in addition to condoms?

A. Withdrawal
B. Cervical cap
C. Spermicides
Spermicides are effective 70% to 97% of the time for unintended pregnancies, but they offer minimal STD protection when used by themselves. They are more effective when used with a condom.

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Tuesday, February 10, 1998
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