How to achieve male contraceptive

Unless you are looking for a

Unless you are looking for a permanent method to prevent pregnancy-which for a male would be a vasectomy, condoms are currently the only male contraceptive on the market. There are currently clinical trials of other male contraceptive methods going on in countries other than the United States. There is no date set at this point for when they will be tested or available in the U.S.

Condoms can be purchased at any pharmacy and many health departments and clinic give them away for free. Condoms come in many varieties and can be made of latex, lambskin,or polyuerthane. It is important to note that lambskin condoms do not protect you against HIV and other STD's.

When used alone, condoms have about an 88% effectiveness rate. However, if you use condoms in combination with a spermicide such as foam, contaceptive jelly, or suppositories which are all also available at pharmacies, the effectiveness increases to 98%.

Hope this helps!

Kelly J. Connell, M.S.Ed., Ph.D(c)
Sexuality Educator and Consultant


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