Key points

• Barrier methods all have high failure rates when used typically.

• Condoms are obtainable over the counter so provision is not dependent on a health professional.

• Diaphragms and caps must be fitted by a health professional.

• Male condoms reduce the risk of sexually transmitted disease including HIV/AIDS.

• Spermicides should not be used alone and if used frequently and in large quantities may increase the risk of HIV transmission.

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