8.2  The male condom

The male condom is one of the most widely used barrier methods in the world. In Ethiopia, it has perhaps been the only barrier method ever known and used. Thus, in this study session, more emphasis will be given to the male condom than to any other barrier method and you will learn about it in detail.

A poster advertising the use of condoms.
Figure 8.1  ‘Use condoms correctly and consistently.’ (Photo: Ali Wyllie)

8.1.2  Chemical barriers

8.2.1  Mechanism of action