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- Website: Our Bodies, Ourselves
- Resource type: Article
Summary - The message of this resource is:
Condoms help protect against sexually transmitted infections. Carry condoms with you and use them correctly. This resource includes frequently asked questions about using condoms.
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safe sex, sexual, STD, sexually transmitted disease, STI, herpes, gonorrhea, HIV, trichomonas, hepatitis B, syphilis, HPV
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Step 1 - Evidence-based
Is this information reliable, based on scientific research?
Step 2 - Transparency
Is it clear who developed the resource and how?
Step 3 - Usability
Is the information easy to understand and easy to use?
Rated on: 9/13/2016 2:10:42 PM
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