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BSIP CHASSENET / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BSIP CHASSENET / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Male condom. View of a single male condom (prophylactic) in front of a model of an HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). This type of contraceptive is a latex rubber sheath that is unrolled over the erect penis prior to sexual intercourse. Condoms prevent sperm entering the vagina and causing pregnancy. Sperm is caught in the teat at the tip of the condom. Condoms also prevent transmission of sexually-transmitted diseases, including HIV the virus causing AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). The use of condoms is one example of "safe sex", where sexual activity is modified to minimise the risk of contracting venereal diseases.
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