The first condom specifically indicated to prevent the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections during anal sex has been approved for sale in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration.
This is a first, concerning a condom of a new kind. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the American food and drug administration, has just authorized the marketing of the first condoms specifically indicated to help reduce the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) during anal sex. The condoms, which will be marketed as “One Male Condom” and available in 54 sizes, are also indicated as contraceptives to help reduce the risk of pregnancy and the transmission of STIs during vaginal intercourse.
Condoms were already widely used, and highly recommended, for anal sex, which carries a higher risk of transmitting diseases like HIV/AIDS. But the FDA had never officially authorized a brand for this use, for lack of data on the issue. ” The risk of STI transmission during anal intercourse is significantly higher than during vaginal intercourse. FDA clearance of a condom specifically indicated, rated, and labeled for anal sex could increase the likelihood that a condom will be used during anal intercourse. “, welcomed in a press release Courtney Lias, responsible within the health agency.
The condom must be used with a lubricant…
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