Probably one of the most popular birth control methods for a long time now is the use of condom. Condoms are a barrier method of contraception that, when used consistently and correctly, can prevent pregnancy by blocking the passage of semen into the vaginal canal. This article talks about the history and events that surrounding the development of the popular contraceptive called the condom.
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If becoming pregnant or giving birth is something you want to avoid, it would be best to become well-informed about contraception. Birth control or contraception is a course of therapy of one or more actions, devices, or medications that prevents pregnancy. The mechanisms responsible for lessening the possibility of the fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon can be precisely referred to as contraception. Probably one of the most popular birth control methods for a long time now is the use of condom. Condoms are a barrier method of contraception that, when used consistently and correctly, can prevent pregnancy by blocking the passage of semen into the vaginal canal. Condoms can also prevent the exchange of blood, semen, and vaginal secretions which are the primary routes of STD transmission. Despite what you might think, condoms are not a modern-day innovation. The history of the condom can be traced back several thousand years to Ancient Egypt when it was used to guard against disease and infection, just as it is today. It is believed that the Egyptians had used their own version of the condom as far back as 1,000 B.C.
There are two possible explanations for how the condom got its name. It may be derived from Condus, the Latin word for receptacle. Another theory is that it got its name from the physician of Charles II of England, Dr. Condom or Quondam, who made his king sheaths of animal gut. The earliest evidence of condom use in Europe are scenes from cave paintings at Combarelles in France which dated back as early as 100 to 200 A.D.
The first known published description and trials regarding prophylactic condom use were recorded by the Italian Gabrielle Fallopius in the 1500s. He claimed to have invented a sheath made of linen and conducted trials amongst 1,100 men using the condom. It was reported that none of those men became infected with syphilis.