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Myths about Condoms

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Myths about Condoms

  1. 1. Myths about Condoms<br />By<br />Amanda Wheeler <br />Brad Cirks<br />Jon Murray<br />
  2. 2. We at believe that many people are misled by myths and misperceptions regarding condoms and their use. <br />It is our mission to contribute to the fight against poor decision-making due to this lack of correct information.<br />Why Study Myths about Condoms<br />
  3. 3. You must be 18 years old to purchase condoms.<br />Myth #1<br />
  4. 4. The truth is that you do not have to be of a certain legal age to buy condoms. You can purchase condoms at grocery stores, drug stores, pharmacies, gas stations and they are available in vending machines in restrooms.<br />Myth #1 Busted!<br />
  5. 5. Condoms break easily.<br />Myth #2<br />
  6. 6. Less than 2% of condoms break when they are used correctly.<br /> (2009). Fact Sheets: Condoms., pg 1. Retrieved September 28, 2009<br />Myth #2 Busted!<br />
  7. 7. As long as you use a condom, there is no chance for pregnancy or contracting an STD.<br />Myth #3<br />
  8. 8. Condoms are not a 100% effective method of birth control or STD protection. <br />When used properly and consistently for one year, 98 out of 100 women will not get pregnant.<br />When used under usual conditions for one year, 85 out of 100 women will not get pregnant.<br />Myth #3 Busted<br />
  9. 9. Condoms do not fit well, they are either too big or too small and they don&apos;t smell good.<br />Myth #4 <br />
  10. 10. Latex condoms can stretch to fit most males.<br />Consumer Reports filled over 25 liters in 7 brands/models without breaking!<br />Some condoms have a smell when they first come out of the wrapper due to residue within the wrapper, but that smell will disappear a few seconds after the package is opened.<br />Myth #4 Busted<br />
  11. 11. Condoms protect against all sexually transmitted diseases.<br />Myth #5 <br />
  12. 12. Condoms cover the penis, not every area in the genitalia where STDs may reside, so they may not be 100% effective in guarding users against every STD. ( 2009)<br />Myth #5 Busted<br />
  13. 13. You can not use condoms if you are allergic to latex.<br />Myth #6<br />
  14. 14. People who are allergic to latex can use polyurethane condoms, which are as effective and work the same way.<br />Myth #6 Busted!<br />
  15. 15. Consumer Reports (December 2009 – p. 52)<br />Lab test report on condoms<br />Online Articles<br /><br />Featured Articles<br />
  16. 16.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Featured Websites<br />
  17. 17. Advocates for Youth<br />Champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.<br />Planned Parenthood Federation of America<br />Delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.<br />New York State Condom Program<br />Provides eligible organizations with free condoms.<br />Notable Organizations<br />
  18. 18. Dr. Paul J. Caratti<br />founder of Global AIDS Day and is an AIDS researcher and sociologist.<br />Dr. Charles Farthing<br />Chief of Medicine for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.<br />Notable People<br />
  19. 19.  <br /> (2009). Fact Sheets: Condoms., pg 1. Retrieved September 28, 2009<br />Salazar, Daniela. (December 2007). Breaking Down Condom Myths. Rutgers University, pg 1. Retrieved September 28, 2009<br /><br />November 18, 2009<br />November 18, 2009<br />References<br />