How reliable is the condom as a contraceptive?
If the condom is used correctly, it is a reliable contraceptive.
It captures the sperm and thus forms an excellent barrier for the released sperm. The rubber bars their way to the egg cell.
Someone think the condom is less reliable as a contraceptive than means such as the pill, the implant or the coil. It is because condoms are not always used correctly and they are sometimes ‘forgotten’ to use.
That is why we advise such people to use the condom in combination with one of the above contraceptives. The pill, the implant, the IUD … as protection against an unplanned pregnancy, the condom as protection against HIV and STD.