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A 19-year-old female asked:

Are condoms with spermicide actually bad for my vagina and/or my health?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Fine unless allergic: Unless you are allergic to latex in condoms or to the ingredients in the spermicide, condoms and spermicides should not be bad for your health. Condoms can help protect you from sexually transmitted infections
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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Not particularly: Unless you happen to be allergic to the condom and/or respective spermicide.
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