A 26-year-old male asked:
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my girlfriend is allergic to condoms, what can she take?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Latex Allergy: Sounds like a latex allergy. If this is the case then birth control can be through many other methods, one of which can be with lamb skin condoms although they are less effective. A 2nd form of birth control is always recommended.
Answered on Mar 31, 2013
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