A new study by the Department of Health Behaviour in the United States has looked at whether condoms prevent non-viral STIs. A non-viral STI includes: Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, ureaplasma and mycoplasma.
Although the results of the study may not be very surprising – we have all long been told that condoms (other than abstinence) are one of the best ways of preventing the spread of any STI and STD, it is probably a good idea to check, which is what the research team have done.
929 patients who were receiving treatment for an STI were studied, and they received a daily prompt to ask them whether they had had heterosexual vaginal intercourse. The study concluded that used correctly and consistently: condoms greatly reduced the transmission of non-viral STIs.
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