Information provided by the Health Care Clinic for Reproductive Health, Superior, Wisc., in partnership with UWS Student Health and Couseling Services.
I’m allergic to latex and can’t use condoms, but I don’t want to use birth control because it makes me gain weight. How can I have safe sex with no options?
From, Out of Options
Dear Out of Options,
If you’re allergic to latex, never fear, because there are latex-free options! Many condom brands make non-latex options like Trojan, Skyn, Durex, and more. Usually it’s stated on the box or in the information description.
There also exists birth control options that are non-hormonal or low-hormonal. There is a non-hormone IUD and a low-hormone IUD (safe for most with hormone difficulties or medical conditions). Another option is a diaphragm. However, a prescription is needed to get a diaphragm, because it’s made to fit.
Before making a decision, please consult your primary doctor for more information.
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