By qcmythbusters.

com Amanda Wheeler Brad Cirks Jon Murray

com believe that many people are misled by myths and misperceptions regarding condoms and their use. It is our mission to contribute to the fight against poor decision-making due to this lack of correct information. .  We at qcmythbusters.

. You must be 18 years old to purchase condoms.

 The truth is that you do not have to be of a certain legal age to buy condoms. You can purchase condoms at grocery stores. gas stations and they are available in vending machines in restrooms. pharmacies. . drug stores.

. Condoms break easily.

AIDS.org. (2009). Fact Sheets: Condoms. 2009 . Less than 2% of condoms break when they are used correctly.org. ◦ AIDS. pg 1. Retrieved September 28.

 As long as you use a condom. . there is no chance for pregnancy or contracting an STD.

98 out of 100 women will not get pregnant. When used under usual conditions for one year. When used properly and consistently for one year. . 85 out of 100 women will not get pregnant.   Condoms are not a 100% effective method of birth control or STD protection.

they are either too big or too small and they don't smell good. . Condoms do not fit well.

   Latex condoms can stretch to fit most males. . Consumer Reports filled over 25 liters in 7 brands/models without breaking! Some condoms have a smell when they first come out of the wrapper due to residue within the wrapper. but that smell will disappear a few seconds after the package is opened.

 Condoms protect against all sexually transmitted diseases. .

not every area in the genitalia where STDs may reside. Condoms cover the penis.com 2009) . (CondomMan. so they may not be 100% effective in guarding users against every STD.

. You can not use condoms if you are allergic to latex.

. which are as effective and work the same way. People who are allergic to latex can use polyurethane condoms.

52) ◦ Lab test report on condoms  Online Articles ◦ Articlesbase. Consumer Reports (December 2009 – p.com .

com Condomdepot.org Globalaidsday.org .org Condomman.       Youtube.com Unfpa.org Avert.com Sexetc.

sex education. . men. and information to millions of women.  Planned Parenthood Federation of America ◦ Delivers vital reproductive health care. and young people worldwide.  New York State Condom Program ◦ Provides eligible organizations with free condoms. Advocates for Youth ◦ Champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

. Dr. Caratti ◦ founder of Global AIDS Day and is an AIDS researcher and sociologist. Paul J.  Dr. Charles Farthing ◦ Chief of Medicine for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

sexetc. 2009 http://www.com/articles/condomuse/exposing-common-condom-myths/ November 18. Breaking Down Condom Myths. Fact Sheets: Condoms. 2009 http://www. 2009 http://www. (December 2007).condomman.     AIDS. Retrieved September 28.ippf.aids. AIDS.org/story/2230 http://www. 2009 http://www. (2009).org November 18. pg 1.html Salazar.org. Daniela. pg 1.sexetc.org/story/2230 . Rutgers University.org. Retrieved September 28.org/factSheets/153-Condoms.

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