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A means of contraception by forming an impenetrable barrier between sexual partners.
A barrier method of contraception should be used while taking griseofulvin and for at least 7 days afterward.
Spermicides work best when they are used at the same time as a barrier method.
Use of a barrier method of contraceptive (e.g. condom) can prevent transmission of some sexually transmitted infections during intercourse.
Sexually experienced adolescents are also at risk for STDs because of their patterns of contraceptive use, especially their use of barrier-method contraceptives.
If you're trying not to get pregnant, either avoid intercourse entirely during your fertile period, or use a barrier method like a condom or diaphragm.
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