If you use condoms perfectly every single time you have sex, they’re 98% effective at preventing pregnancy. But people aren’t perfect, so in real life condoms are about 85% effective — that means about 15 out of people who use condoms as their only birth control method will get pregnant each year. The better you are about using condoms correctly every time you have sex, the better they’ll work. Aug 12, · Correctly using male condoms and other barriers like female condoms and dental dams, every time, can reduce (though not eliminate) the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and viral hepatitis. They can also provide protection against other diseases that may be transmitted through sex like Zika and Ebola.
Let’s take a look at the effectiveness of condoms, what can make them less effective, properly use, storage, and more. How Effective Are Condoms? Male condoms are 97% effective with perfect use, 86% with typical use (a failure rate of 14%). Female condom effectiveness is just below that at 95% effective with perfect use and 79% with typical use. When used properly, male condoms are about 98% effective at preventing pregnancy. This means that in one year, 2 out of every women whose partners always use condoms correctly will get Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins.
Jun 08, · "So, the real life statistic for condom effectiveness is that they're actually 85% effective at preventing pregnancies." That being said, when it comes to preventing STIs, like chlamydia and Occupation: Assistant Editor. Sep 18, · According to Planned Parenthood, condoms are 98 percent effective at preventing pregnancy when used correctly. If used incorrectly, the effectiveness rate drops to Estimated Reading Time: 7 mins.
Mar 09, · According to Planned Parenthood, female condoms are 95 percent effective if they’re used correctly. However, they are around 79 percent Author: Ashley Marcin. Oct 22, · If you use an external condom perfectly — that is, if you put it on correctly and use the correct lube with it — it’s about 98 percent effective at preventing pregnancy, according to Planned Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins.