Quiz about Contraception and Safe Sex
Quiz about Contraception and Safe Sex

Contraception and Safe Sex Trivia Quiz


This quiz will test your knowledge of methods of birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, and related topics.

A multiple-choice quiz by Avanci. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
Avanci
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
232,905
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Difficult
Avg Score
5 / 10
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5526
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. What were the first (but not necessarily effective) condoms believed to be made out of? Hint

Woven fabric
Latex
Animal intestines
Animal skin

2. What is a common name for the birth control method Ortho Evra? Hint

The Ring
The Pill
The Shot
The Patch

3. Why should one use a water-based lubricant instead of an oil-based lubricant on latex condoms? Hint

A water-based lubricant reduces friction more than an oil-based lubricant
Oil-based lubricants may damage latex, while water-based lubricants do not
Oil-based lubricants cause greater vulnerability to disease
There no reason to choose one over the other

4. How does the Rhythm Method work? Hint

The woman's temperature is taken each morning to detect an increase in temperature which indicates ovulation
The menstrual cycle is tracked and the woman refrains from vaginal intercourse or uses protection during "unsafe days" while she is ovulating
The cervical mucus is observed, as a change in mucus indicates ovulation
The woman observes the length of her fingernails to inspect any sudden spurts in growth which are caused by hormones involved with ovulation

5. Which of the following is FALSE about withdrawal? (The removal of the penis from the vagina before ejaculation) Hint

The more experience with sex a man has, the better he will be at withdrawal
It requires enormous amounts of control
When done correctly, withdrawal is just as effective as condoms
It should not be used by men who experience premature ejaculation

6. Which specific part of the male reproductive system is surgery performed on during a vasectomy (sterilization)? Hint

Vas deferens
Penis
Testicles
Scrotum

7. Which sexual act has the lowest chance of infecting an individual with HIV? Hint

Vaginal sex
Oral sex
Anal sex
These all pose the same risk

8. Though gonorrhea often has no symptoms, which of the following is NOT a symptom of this disease? Hint

Fever
Strange discharge from the penis or vagina
Bloating
Increased frequency of urination

9. Which event corresponds with the beginning of pregnancy, according to most medical and scientific texts? Hint

When the man ejaculates while having vaginal intercourse
When the zygote (fertilized egg) becomes attached to the uterine wall
When the ovum (egg) is fertilized by the sperm
After a week or so of the zygote (fertilized egg) being attached to the uterine wall

10. Which fraction most accurately describes how many pregnancies in the United States are unintended? Hint

1/2
1/8
1/4
1/10


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What were the first (but not necessarily effective) condoms believed to be made out of?

Answer: Woven fabric

Research claims that the first condoms were fashioned from woven fabric. Unfortunately, viruses and sperm could easily sneak through the fibers. The intestines of animals became a safer alternative, though still not as safe as the condoms of today. Did you know Casanova used condoms made of animal intestines that he decorated and tied in place with a pink ribbon?
2. What is a common name for the birth control method Ortho Evra?

Answer: The Patch

Ortho Evra or "The Patch" is a small patch, attached to certain parts of the body, that releases hormones to prevent ovulation or implantation of the zygote. It works in a similar way to the pill, also helping issues unrelated to pregnancy, such as acne. It's a good alternative for women who have trouble with taking medication at the same time each day.
3. Why should one use a water-based lubricant instead of an oil-based lubricant on latex condoms?

Answer: Oil-based lubricants may damage latex, while water-based lubricants do not

When oil-based lubricants are applied to latex condoms, the condom becomes more susceptible to rips and tears. Always be aware of this! Safe lubricants that don't harm latex include Astro Glide and ForPlay. Even water or saliva is preferred over unsafe alternatives such as baby oil, butter, or petroleum jelly.
4. How does the Rhythm Method work?

Answer: The menstrual cycle is tracked and the woman refrains from vaginal intercourse or uses protection during "unsafe days" while she is ovulating

If a woman has a regular menstrual cycle, she can track the days where she ovulates by using the Rhythm Method (also called the Calendar Method) She should either refrain from vaginal sex or use protection at this point. Effectiveness varies from 75% to 95%. Two other methods mentioned were the Cervical Mucus Method (Ovulation Method) and the Basal Body Temperature Method.

The one about fingernails was nonsense -- don't rely on this.
5. Which of the following is FALSE about withdrawal? (The removal of the penis from the vagina before ejaculation)

Answer: When done correctly, withdrawal is just as effective as condoms

Withdrawal is less effective than condoms. Reasons why withdrawal is not the choice method of contraception is because pre-ejaculate or pre-cum (released before ejaculation) can contain sperm, lots of control and experience is needed, men suffering from premature ejaculation cannot use it, and it doesn't protect against sexually transmitted diseases. Sex educator Sue Johanson recommends condoms.
6. Which specific part of the male reproductive system is surgery performed on during a vasectomy (sterilization)?

Answer: Vas deferens

A vasectomy is performed by cutting, or sometimes blocking, the vas deferens off from the rest of the genitals so that semen does not contain sperm. Though in many cases irreversible, vasectomies are safe, fast, inexpensive, and very effective. Vasectomies are recommended for men and their partners who: don't want (more) children, have a partner whose life would be threatened by pregnancy, do not want to pass on a genetic illness, etc.

The common female equivalent of sterilization is called a tubal ligation.
7. Which sexual act has the lowest chance of infecting an individual with HIV?

Answer: Oral sex

It is believed that enzymes in the saliva destroy the virus as it enters the body through the mouth. Unless cuts or scrapes in the mouth allow HIV into the bloodstream, oral sex is a very safe option for having sex with an infected individual. When one is receiving vaginal or anal sex, however, small tears in the membranes can cause contraction of the disease to occur. This is especially true of anal sex. No matter what you're doing, if you're having sex with someone who is infected or has not been tested, use a condom!

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) may evolve into AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). Both affect the body's immune system and are incurable. At least 40,000 men and women are infected each year in the United States.
8. Though gonorrhea often has no symptoms, which of the following is NOT a symptom of this disease?

Answer: Bloating

Gonorrhea is a disease that affects the penis, vagina, cervix, anus, urethra, or throat. While some strange symptoms may be clear, it generally has no symptoms. Left untreated, gonorrhea can lead to infertility in both men and women. 600,000 men and women in the United States contract this disease each year.
9. Which event corresponds with the beginning of pregnancy, according to most medical and scientific texts?

Answer: When the zygote (fertilized egg) becomes attached to the uterine wall

While there is conflict, many medical and scientific professionals consider pregnancy to begin when the quickly dividing zygote attaches itself to the uterine wall and begins to develop in an embryo. The embryo gives off hormones that signal the body to prevent the shedding of the uterine lining, thus preventing miscarriage.

Despite this, about half of pregnancies are terminated this way before the women is even aware that she is pregnant.
10. Which fraction most accurately describes how many pregnancies in the United States are unintended?

Answer: 1/2

50% of all pregnancies occur from acts of sex not meant for conception. 40% of these unintended pregnancies will end in abortion. At least half of these women who chose to abort used some form of protection while having sex.

Always use protection.

Thank you for taking my quiz. I hope you did well. For more information, look into Planned Parenthood or associated organizations.
Source: Author Avanci

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