A condom burst

If a condom bursts and you or your partner is concerned about pregnancy you can discuss emergency contraception with a health professional. You and your partner should also be tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Condoms are the only type of contraception that can help prevent both pregnancy and Sexually transmitted infections, so it's important to use and store them properly.

Condoms can sometimes rip or tear, but using and storing them properly can help reduce this risk. Check the expiration date on the condom. The material used to make condoms can weaken over time, so don't use one that has expired.

Keep condoms away from heat and light, which can dry them out, and don't use oils or lotions with a condom. Carrying a condom in your wallet, where it may be folded or sat on, can also wear down the material and cause the condom to break. Also, don't open a condom with anything sharp, like scissors or teeth.

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