Please recommend some contraception methods!!
Hello, a 19-year-old woman who wants advice on OTC contraceptives. She reports she is sexually active with a new partner and that he had been using latex condoms for prevention of pregnancy. After using these condoms for several weeks, she developed a painful skin reaction around her genital area, for which her gynecologist evaluated her to rule out infection. She was likely experiencing a reaction to the latex in her partner’s condoms, the doctor recommended an alternative condom type if she decided to continue to use this form of contraception.
@udipta Condoms represent one of the most effective methods of contraception and prevention of sexually transmitted infection. The many varieties available— male or female; latex, polyurethane, or natural membrane; various colors, sizes, styles, and shapes—mean many options for individuals who choose to utilize this method of birth control. Because she has likely had a reaction to the latex of her partner’s condom, recommend she purchase a synthetic type of condom made from polyurethane or polyisoprene, in either the male or female variety. Polyurethane condoms are available in the same widths and thicknesses as latex condoms but tend to conduct heat better than the latex variety. Polyurethane condoms are also less sensitive to degradation than their latex counterparts and thus tend to have a longer shelf life and may also be used with oil-based lubricants. Polyurethane condoms are not as stretchy as the latex variety, however, and may be more likely to slip or break.