Condoms are made from very thin latex (rubber), or plastic (polyisoprene or polyurethane).
They are 98% effective if used correctly and used every time you have sex.
Condoms are a barrier method of contraception. They stop semen from making contact with a sexual partner; thus making a physical barrier between them.
Condoms can protect against some STIs, if used correctly during vaginal, anal and oral sex, as well as act as a contraceptive.
You can access a leaflet for more information about condoms here:
Condoms are free at sexual health services, including at Unity sexual health.
You can buy condoms – from supermarkets, pharmacies, other shops, online, or vending machines.
Some pharmacies provide free condoms for under 25s. Not all pharmacies offer this service so it’s best to check with your local pharmacy first.
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