Quiz about Birth Control and Safer Sex
Quiz about Birth Control and Safer Sex

Birth Control and Safer Sex Trivia Quiz


This quiz contains questions about different birth control methods, as well as how to protect oneself from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS. A quiz full of things everyone should know now rather than later.

A multiple-choice quiz by KatieK54. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
KatieK54
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
312,916
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
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1. Which of the following birth control methods is NOT effective protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS? Hint

male condom
birth control pill
female condom
continuous abstinence

2. If a woman is using a diaphragm as her birth control method and she gains or loses more than five pounds, she should speak with her doctor/gynecologist about having it resized.

True
False

3. Can I have a sexually transmitted infection and show no symptoms at all or pass it along to my partner?

Yes
No

4. Is there a test you can take to figure out if you have herpes or an HPV infection if you are not showing symptoms at the time?

Yes
No

5. If you lose your virginity by having sexual intercourse in a hot tub, standing up, and not using a condom because you are going to "pull out," can you still contract an STI, HIV/AIDS, or make someone pregnant?

Yes
No

6. According to the Centers for Disease Control, what other virus is found in 25% of all HIV-infected people in the United States? Hint

trichomoniasis
hepatitis B
hepatitis C
syphilis

7. HIV can be transmitted through four primary bodily fluids. Which of the following is NOT one of the ways that it can be transmitted? Hint

seminal fluid (semen)
saliva
vaginal fluid
blood

8. Which of the following do you NOT need to check before using a condom with your partner? Hint

That it is not made of a material that I, or my partner, are allergic to
That the seal has not been punctured and it has not expired
That the condom has special colors or textural features
That the condom won't be deteriorated by the lubrication I am am using

9. If I want "extra-protection" from STIs, HIV, and unwanted pregnancy risks, I should wear 2 condoms at one time.

Yes
No

10. Some condoms come with spermicide, also called nonoxynol-9. If I use a condom with spermicide, I have extra protection against STIs and HIV/AIDS.

True
False


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which of the following birth control methods is NOT effective protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS?

Answer: birth control pill

While the birth control pill is 92-99.7% effective in preventing pregnancy and regulating menstruation, it is not effective against the spread of STIs and HIV/AIDS because it does not have anything to do with blocking the exchange of bodily fluids during sexual activity. Male condoms, female condoms, and continuous abstinence are the only methods that prevent transmission of STIs and HIV/AIDS. STI or sexually transmitted infections is used instead of STDs, specifically because most STIs are curable and are infections rather than diseases.
2. If a woman is using a diaphragm as her birth control method and she gains or loses more than five pounds, she should speak with her doctor/gynecologist about having it resized.

Answer: True

Weight gain/loss changes the overall shape of the body and thus it may affect the overall level of proper coverage outside of her cervix, where the diaphragm is placed.
3. Can I have a sexually transmitted infection and show no symptoms at all or pass it along to my partner?

Answer: Yes

Many STIs are asymptomatic, which means that you could be infected and not know; even more troublesome, you could show no symptoms and still be passing the STI onto your sexual partner(s). How often you get tested depends upon your personal lifestyle, but you should take the time to have yourself tested for HIV/AIDS and other STIs between relationships/partners to ensure that both yourself and your partner are safe and healthy. No matter what anyone says, to know you are healthy is better than worrying you are not.
4. Is there a test you can take to figure out if you have herpes or an HPV infection if you are not showing symptoms at the time?

Answer: Yes

An HPV test (Hologic Corporation's Cervista HPV High-Risk (HR) test) has been given FDA approval and it is possible for women to be tested for certain strains of HPV through a routine Pap smear examination. As for herpes, viral tests can be performed for herpes if an outbreak is underway, or if a lesion is present.

Herpes can also be tested for through four different types of blood tests, and while they cannot determine whether the herpes is orally or genitally based, it can detect the virus within the body.
5. If you lose your virginity by having sexual intercourse in a hot tub, standing up, and not using a condom because you are going to "pull out," can you still contract an STI, HIV/AIDS, or make someone pregnant?

Answer: Yes

It does not matter what way you engage in sexual activity, no matter where you are or how you think you are "outsmarting" your body, unprotected sex of any kind puts you and your partner at risk for contracting an STI, HIV/AIDS, or becoming pregnant. All of the examples in the question are poor excuses people have used or bad decisions people have made because they didn't understand how to properly protect themselves.
6. According to the Centers for Disease Control, what other virus is found in 25% of all HIV-infected people in the United States?

Answer: hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a transmitted via direct exposure to contaminated blood. The current statistical rate of co-infection is one quarter of all HIV-infected Americans and the CDC encourages all individuals who test positive for HIV to then be tested for hepatitis C virus infection.

Hepatitis C causes considerable damage to a person's liver and is one of the leading causes of chronic liver disease.
7. HIV can be transmitted through four primary bodily fluids. Which of the following is NOT one of the ways that it can be transmitted?

Answer: saliva

HIV/AIDS cannot be transmitted through toilet seats, saliva, or skin-to-skin contact; it can only be transmitted in four ways: blood, seminal fluid (semen), vaginal fluid, and breast milk. High-risk behaviors for transmission include all forms of sexual intercourse, blood-sharing, intravenous drug use, and breast milk from mother to child.
8. Which of the following do you NOT need to check before using a condom with your partner?

Answer: That the condom has special colors or textural features

If you or your partner are allergic to latex you need to seek condoms made of an alternate material like polyurethane. All condoms come with an expiration date stamped on the wrapper and you should always check to make sure. Condoms can deteriorate if they are kept in locations with extreme temperature or exposure to light, so keeping a condom in your wallet for long periods of time until you are ready to use it is not a wise decision to make. Condom wrappers must be properly sealed in order to ensure their effectiveness. If you press center of the wrapper in between your fingers you should feel a slight pressure signifying that there is air in the package. If you feel the slight air pressure, the condom has not been punctured. And finally, as most condoms are made of latex, it is important that the lubrication you use, if you use one, be water or silicone based rather than oil-based. Oil breaks down latex, so if you are determined to use oil based lubricants (i.e. Vaseline, mineral oil, lotion, vegetable oil, Boy Butter), use a polyurethane (plastic) condom.

There are so many choices for male condoms that everyone can find one that suits them, so don't ever let anyone tell you that nothing works for them.
9. If I want "extra-protection" from STIs, HIV, and unwanted pregnancy risks, I should wear 2 condoms at one time.

Answer: No

This should never be done. Contrary to what your friends or the media tell you, wearing 2 condoms actually heavily decreases the effectiveness of condoms because it puts strain on them and they are thus more prone to ripping/tearing. One condom is enough protection and adding more is always a mistake.
10. Some condoms come with spermicide, also called nonoxynol-9. If I use a condom with spermicide, I have extra protection against STIs and HIV/AIDS.

Answer: False

Spermicide used to be promoted as additional protection against STIs, HIV/AIDS, and unwanted pregnancy, but the World Health Organization has since said that it does NOT provide additional protection against any of the above. Condoms with spermicide expire quicker and some people may have allergic reaction to them.

In addition, spermicides should not be used in anal intercourse as nonoxynol-9 can be very dangerous if it enters the bloodstream, of which there is a higher risk with anal sex.
Source: Author KatieK54

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