From the New York Times:
Used correctly, latex condoms greatly reduce the risks of pregnancy and disease, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday in a 63-page report.
Prepared in response to a five-year-old law, the report is to form the basis for labels for condom packaging and provide more up-to-date information about effectiveness.
The federal drug regulators found that latex condoms are “highly effective” at preventing infection by H.I.V., gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis and hepatitis B, largely because all of these diseases are spread through penile contact.
No surprises here, indeed. Seems like this has been an undisputed fact for years. The least we can do is reiterate. View the full report here: Class II Special Controls Guidance Document: Labeling for Male Condoms Made of Natural Rubber Latex
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