They have been shown to be effective in reducing infection rates in both men and women.
What questions do you have about talking to your LGB teen about sex , or about sexual safety?
Does that have to change if you now know your teen is attracted to the same sex?
If you trust your teen to be honest with you about their relationships, set some ground rules.
Infectious areas of the genitals, especially when symptoms are present, may not be covered by a condom, and as a result, some diseases like HPV and herpes may be transmitted by direct contact.
Condoms may also be useful in treating potentially precancerous cervical changes.
Sex acts between women carry less risk of acquiring STDs, but many women have interpreted that to mean there is no risk, and this is simply not the case.