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Some Men Remove Condoms Without Partner’s Consent

Some Men Remove Condoms Without Partner’s Consent“Stealthing” – the removal of a condom without a partner’s consent - is a growing concern that leaves victims feeling betrayed, anxious, and violated.

The practice happens in both heterosexual and homosexual relationships, leaving victims at higher risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and, for women, unwanted pregnancy. Victims may also feel that their trust has been violated, that they have been tricked. They may have consented to sex with a condom, but not to condomless sex.

There are currently no laws for prosecuting people who stealth. However, Alexandra Brodsky, a graduate of Yale Law School, has addressed legal avenues that might work for victims. Her article was published by the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law earlier this year.

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