Condoms: Taking an Umbrella into a Hurricane

Planned Parenthood, Condoms, Dangerous, Unsafe, Unreliable

Planned Parenthood claims that what it advocates is “safe” sex to help prevent pregnancy and some forms of sexually transmitted diseases. The organization reports on their website that the correct use of condoms reduces the likelihood of contracting HIV making sex 10,000 times safer [1].

However, According to Dr. Helen Singer-Kaplan, founder of the Human Sexuality Program at the New York Weill Cornell Medical Center at Cornell University, “counting on condoms is flirting with death” [2].

What Planned Parenthood does not tell you is that condoms are actually largely unreliable.

According to the results of 15 studies in which over 25,000 condoms were tested, Contraceptive Technology found that the total failure of condoms is at just over eight percent when they were always used. This amounts to approximately 1 failure in every 12 uses [3].

The report also concluded that the likelihood of pregnancy using condoms each time a couple had sex would result in a fifteen percent chance of pregnancy over a year, which would increase to an eighty percent chance over eight years [4].

That’s not all. Consumer Reports tests different products to rate their safety. It found that the condoms that Planned Parenthood distributes rank as some of the worst on the market today when evaluated based on strength and performance [5].

With different flavors and colors (such as lollipop and honeydew), it seems obvious that
Planned Parenthood is trying to market to teens. [6]

Conveniently, Planned Parenthood also happens to benefit when condoms do not work. It means they have more women streaming into their offices to use their costly services. They also receive more funding from the federal government because they of their high statistics of women served. They do not want women in their offices just once, but they want them to be regular customers.

As was reported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, sex with condoms is not
completely safe, it is just less risky [7].



[1] Planned Parenthood. (2011). “Ten Little-Known Facts About Condoms from Planned Parenthood.” Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 11 24 2010. Web. 11 Jun 2011.

[2] Clowes, Brian. (2010). “Case Against Condoms: Death by Latex.” Human Life International, 2010. Web. 11 Jun 2011.

[3] Ibid

[4] Ibid

[5] The Body. (2005). Consumer Reports Magazine Rates Durex Condoms Best, Planned Parenthood Condoms Worst in Performance Review.” The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource. Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 5 Jan 2005. Web. 11 Jun 2011.

[6] Clowes 2010

[7] USFDA. (1990). “Condoms and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Brochure.” U.S. Food and Drug Administration. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dec 1990. Web. 11 Jun 2011.

Other Articles

Carey, Ronald F., et al. (1992).“ Effectiveness of Latex Condoms as a Barrier
to Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Sized Particles under Conditions of Simulated
Use.” Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 19(4), 230–234. action=display& ID=85


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