How To Use Condoms Correctly

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In a nutshell: Your only protection against STIs and HIV besides abstinence from sex Thin latex or polyurethane covering for the penis that collects sperm It’s cheap Easy to put on and easy to dispose of Very accessible With typical use, condoms are 85% effective; 98% if used correctly Only for ONE time use What […]

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Are Condoms Effective?

Condoms are one of the most common and accessible contraceptive methods in the Philippines. However, its legitimacy and effectiveness have always been questioned.  The fact of the matter is, condoms are cheap and an effective way to prevent two things; unwanted pregnancies and acquiring or spreading sexually transmitted diseases.  Here are the numbers that will […]

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How to Spot a Quality Condom

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A man’s best friend during sexy times is always the condom. Condoms are an effective contraceptive method and the only method that can also protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as HIV. Part of making sure that condoms work for you is making sure that you’re using ones with a good quality.  Here are […]

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Why do Condoms Break?

Condoms undergo a stringent quality testing process. It’s to ensure that each condom can deliver what’s expected of them, which is to protect users from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and prevent unwanted pregnancies. However, there’s still a small percentage that a condom may break or tear. Here are some of the reasons why. Reason #1: […]

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What Every Guy Should Know About Vasectomy

Vasectomy, Men, Family Planning, Reproductive Health

Family planning is a shared responsibility; it shouldn’t just be the woman’s responsibility. As the man of the house, you have these options for taking an active role in planning your own family: condoms or vasectomy. Let’s talk about vasectomy. What is a vasectomy? A vasectomy or “the snip” is a simple surgery that usually […]

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Fertility Awareness Method

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At A Glance: Fertility awareness tracking. Cooperation between the couple is important. Fertility awareness tracking does not involve hormones and so much money. With perfect use: 95-99% effective; with typical use: 76-88% effective, depending on which method. No protection against STIs. No side effects. What Is It Fertility awareness-based methods are commonly known as natural […]

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Female Sterilization

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At A Glance: Also known as tubal ligation. Prevents pregnancy permanently. Surgery is usually fast, and recovery is easy. Does not cause hormonal changes. 99% effective. One of the leading contraceptive methods among women in the Philippines. What Is It In simpler terms, sterilization is a medical procedure that terminates the body’s ability to reproduce. […]

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Want To Skip Your Period? Here’s How You Can Do It Safely

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Raise your hand if you’ve ever wished to skip your period! We think most of us ladies have wanted to do this at least once in our lives. Luckily, there is actually a safe and easy way to do it. Yup, our wishes have been heard, ladies! Is it really safe? You might be wondering […]

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