A new report published in the journal Sexual Health, suggests that many people are not using the male condom correctly. Common errors include: putting in on upside down, or not putting it on at the appropriate time.
The Kinsey Institute Condom Use Research Team (CURT), has over 20 investigators across the globe looking at condom failure in the last 10 years. Condom use failure is part of the reason for rising number of STDs.
Condoms are 98% effective at preventing pregnancy, and transmission of STIs. This statistic is true only if they are used correctly. The study suggests there is a huge gap between actual transmission rate, and the 98%. This is largely due to incorrect use.
If you are worried that you may have contracted an STI through condom failure, Better2Know can arrange an STD Test for you at a clinic near you.