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In honor of World Contraception Day earlier this week, we shine a spotlight on the condom, just one item on the list of 100 Objects That Shaped Public Health compiled by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Originally popularized during World War I to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, the condom underwent a redesign in the 1920s, with manufacturers using latex for increased comfort and affordability. That design still stands and, used correctly, condoms can prevent pregnancy and reduce the risk of transmitting STDs.
Check GHN every Wednesday for an up-close look at one of the objects on the list.

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