Male Condom

Made from: Latex, Polyurethane

Condoms are worn on the penis during sex to prevent sperm from entering the vagina. You put on at home and use a new one each time you have sex. You can get condoms for free from your local health center or buy them at a drugs store. Read more.

Effectiveness based upon typical use.​

82% Effective
One-time use

Are there any side effects?

Most people can use condoms without side effects.


If you are allergic to latex or polyurethane, ask your provider which brands may be best for you.

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CONTACT US was developed by the Baltimore City Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative with additional information provided by the Association of Reproductive Health ProfessionalsBedsiderThe National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, and Planned Parenthood. All birth control photography is property of and used with permission.

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