WHAT IF THE CONDOM BROKE?

If you’ve found yourself in an awkward situation because of a broken condom, you’ve come to the right place so read on.

DON’T PANIC!

In a moment of passion accidents can happen, a condom worn incorrectly, handled roughly or past its expiration date can lead to it breaking or slipping off during sex. Don’t panic but do follow this advice.

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DO'S AND DON'TS

  • Discuss getting tested for STIs with your partner as soon as possible.
  • You will also want to discuss emergency contraception with your healthcare provider if you weren’t protected by another form of contraception such as an IUD or the pill.
  • Speak to your healthcare provider about post exposure prophylaxis (PEP), a "morning after" treatment for HIV that may prevent infection if you think you could be at risk.
  • Don’t pass it on.
  • Stay away from all sexual contact (vaginal, oral, or anal) with anyone until you’ve tested negative for STIs.

EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL

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For HCPs

Brighten up your waiting rooms with infographics and other resources to put the word about contraception where it will be seen and heard.

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For Parents

Talking about the birds and the bees is sometimes easier said than done. Fear not though, we’ve got resources to suit all parents and all of their children.

For Teachers

Teaching sensitive subjects to a large group can be unpredictable, but get your hands on a whole host of materials to keep all kinds of groups engaged and willing to learn.