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Abstinence


What Is It?

Decision not to have sexual intercourse


How Does It Work?

Egg and Sperm do not meet (prevents fertilization)


How Is It Used?

A person or couple decides not to have sexual intercourse


Effectiveness:

100%


Benefits:

  • Eliminates the risk for HIV/AIDS and STDs
  • Has no health risks or side effects
  • Can be used at any time, regardless of prior sexual experience
  • Allows users to focus on non-sexual aspects of their relationship

Possible Concerns:

  • May be hard to stay with
  • Requires determination

REDUCES RISK OF HIV/AIDS AND STDs BY 100%




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