The article discusses the effictiveness of this product from both the contraceptive and STI-prevention standpoints, and Dr. Paduch expresses his concerns by calling for a clinical study to determine if there are any potential benefits or harms.
"Darius Paduch, M.D., Ph.D., director of sexual health and medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine, concurs. "You really need a clinical study [to know if it's effective as birth control]," he tells SELF. And, no, this absolutely does not replace a condom when it comes to STI prevention—it barely covers any of the penis. Many STIs can be spread through skin-to-skin genital contact, so this wouldn't do a damn thing for that."
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