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are women suppose to wear condoms too or just men?
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Well there is such things as women condoms they are called caps. But I suppose one is enough for the man... OR just one for the women.)
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I recommend that before becoming sexually active or if you sexually active, educate yourself via internet or contact your gyne on how to prevent unwanted pregnancies, std's or HIV. I recommend birthcontrol and there are may different types of birthcontrol that only you and your gyne should be discussing. Women do not wear a condom a condom is for men and make sure that your partner always wears a condom to avoid transmitting stds. Good luck and  don't be afraid to just pick up the phone, call a doctor or gyne for basic information. They are the proper professionals that can evaluate and advise to what is best for you. Good Luck, Judy
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I just did a little research for you and discovered that yes, there is such thing as a female condom.  Here is information that might be useful to you that I found in "about.coBirth control options for women include:

BIRTH CONTROL OPTIONS:

Hormonal contraceptives, such as birth control pills
Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
Barrier devices, such as condoms, diaphragm, and the cervical cap
Fertility awareness methods
Sterilization
The condom is the only form of birth control that protects against sexually transmitted diseases.

Emergency Contraception

In cases of unprotected sex, women can take emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy. Emergency contraception is not a substitute for regular contraceptive methods and it is not the same as the abortion pill. In 2009, the FDA made several changes to the emergency contraceptive pill Plan B:

The original Plan B, which is taken as two levonogesterol pills, is now also available in a generic form called Next Choice.
A new single-pill formulation, called Plan B One-Step, is now available.
All of these types of emergency contraception can be purchased over-the-counter (without a prescription) by women ages 17 years and older. (The age limit used to be 18 years.) Women younger than age 17 still need a prescription from the doctor to get emergency contraceptive pills.
Today Sponge

The Today sponge has returned to the market and is available at drugstore chains throughout the United States. The sponge is a disposable form of barrier contraception. It is made of soft polyurethane foam and contains the spermicide nonoxynol-9.

Nonoxynol-9

Nonoxynol-9 is the most commonly used type of spermicide. However, this chemical does not provide protection against sexually transmitted disease, including HIV (the virus that causes AIDS). In fact, nonoxynol-9 can irritate the vagina and rectum, which may increase the risk of contracting HIV from an infected partner.
Contraceptive products that use nonoxynol-9 include gels, foams, films, and inserts that are used as the sole means of contraception. Nonoxynol-9 is also used in lubricants found in other contraceptives such as condoms and the sponge.
Introduction
Contraceptives are devices, drugs, or methods for preventing pregnancy, either by preventing the fertilization of the female egg by the male sperm or by preventing implantation of the fertilized egg.

Contraceptive Options
Choosing the appropriate contraceptive is a personal decision. Contraceptive options include:

Hormonal contraceptives (oral contraceptives, skin patch, vaginal ring, implant, injection)
Intrauterine devices (IUDs), which contain either a hormone or copper
Barrier devices with or without spermicides (diaphragm, cervical cap, sponge, condom)
Fertility awareness methods (temperature, cervical mucus, calendar, symptothermal)
Female sterilization (tubal ligation, Essure)
Vasectomy [For more information, see In-Depth Report #37: Vasectomy and vasectomy reversal.]
The condom is the only birth control method that provides protection against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

I hope this helps :)  Hugs, Judy

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thanks judy that really helped(:
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