A Hong Kong doctor says condoms are popular because they’re cheap, easy to obtain and have no side effects, unlike the pill. However, long acting reversible contraceptives such as IUDs and implants are more effective at preventing pregnancy and can last for up to 10 years. Photo: ShutterstockA Hong Kong doctor says condoms are popular because they’re cheap, easy to obtain and have no side effects, unlike the pill. However, long acting reversible contraceptives such as IUDs and implants are more effective at preventing pregnancy and can last for up to 10 years. Photo: Shutterstock
A Hong Kong doctor says condoms are popular because they’re cheap, easy to obtain and have no side effects, unlike the pill. However, long acting reversible contraceptives such as IUDs and implants are more effective at preventing pregnancy and can last for up to 10 years. Photo: Shutterstock

The best birth control – IUDs, implants or condoms? In Hong Kong 80 per cent of couples rely on man using condoms, even though doctors say alternatives better

  • Hong Kong has the second highest prevalence of male condom use behind only Japan
  • Women are more receptive to other, more effective contraceptive types once they have had a proper consultation with a doctor
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A Hong Kong doctor says condoms are popular because they’re cheap, easy to obtain and have no side effects, unlike the pill. However, long acting reversible contraceptives such as IUDs and implants are more effective at preventing pregnancy and can last for up to 10 years. Photo: ShutterstockA Hong Kong doctor says condoms are popular because they’re cheap, easy to obtain and have no side effects, unlike the pill. However, long acting reversible contraceptives such as IUDs and implants are more effective at preventing pregnancy and can last for up to 10 years. Photo: Shutterstock
A Hong Kong doctor says condoms are popular because they’re cheap, easy to obtain and have no side effects, unlike the pill. However, long acting reversible contraceptives such as IUDs and implants are more effective at preventing pregnancy and can last for up to 10 years. Photo: Shutterstock
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