I'm allergic to latex. Can I still use condoms?

Patricia Geraghty, NP
Women's Health
Yes, there are non-latex condoms available. These used to be mainly mail order items, but can now be found in most pharmacies. Read the labels of the condom packages carefully. The package should specifically state that the condoms are latex-free. If you can't find latex-free condoms on the pharmacy shelf, ask the pharmacist to order them for you or, even better, to regularly stock them.
Yes, you can buy condoms that are not made with latex. Some condoms are made with different materials specifically for people who have a latex allergy.

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