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Wed Feb 23, 2022, 06:50 PM Feb 2022

F.D.A. Grants the First Condom Approval for Anal Sex [View all]

F.D.A. Grants the First Condom Approval for Anal Sex
The New York Times

For the first time, U.S. regulators have officially authorized a condom to be used for anal sex, not just vaginal sex.

The decision, announced by the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday, has long been sought by sexual health experts, who said it could encourage more people who engage in anal sex to use condoms to protect themselves against H.I.V. and other sexually transmitted infections.

The risk of sexually transmitted diseases is “significantly higher” during anal sex than vaginal sex, an F.D.A. official said Wednesday. But until now, there has not been enough data to show that condoms are safe and effective during anal sex.


Honestly, I hadn't realized we weren't there already, but better late than never.

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