Stopping condom use

You can stop using condoms in a permanent, monogamous relationship, if both of you are certain that you do not have an STI. You therefore need to discuss the risks. An STI test provides 100% certainty. Decide together whether you should both get tested. If you are in doubt, discuss the risks with your doctor or municipal health service. If you also use condoms for contraception, switch to another type of contraception before you stop using condoms. If you stop using condoms, make proper agreements with your partners. You have sex only with each other or you have safer sex with others. Otherwise you both run the risk of an STI.

Checklist

You can stop using condoms if:

  • You have both been tested for STIs
  • You are both STI-free
  • You have a monogamous relationship
  • You take measures against unwanted pregnancy
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