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What Methods of Birth Control Protect Against STDs?

Answer-Only condoms ensure that STDs are not transmitted from one individual to the other during intercourse. Most STDs are transmitted by skin-to-skin contact and condoms are your best chance to prevent transmission.

Using condoms is an excellent way to decrease the risk of transmitting STIs, but you need to use condoms correctly and consistently to get the most benefit. To use a condom correctly, you need to follow the instructions on the box and/or from a healthcare provider.