Sunday, March 29, 2009

Condoms fail to protect from HIV and pregnancy at least some of the time

And people wonder why we oppose condoms.

Even if used consistently, if you are having sex with an infected person "over time, it will get you," warns Dr. Thomas Fitch, a clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center.


"That means that in a year, if couples use condoms perfectly, 2% would become pregnant, and if they used it typically, about 15% would become pregnant," said Adele Lane, manager of the healthy sexuality program at Peel Public Health.