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What should I do about an allergic reaction to condoms?

Up to 6 percent of people are allergic to latex. If you’re allergic to latex, you can use condoms made out of plastic instead. There are two types. Some are made of polyurethane. These include various styles made by Trojan. Others are made of polyisoprene — Durex Avanti Bare and Lifestyles Skyn. Non-latex condoms are available in many of the same places you can find latex condoms — such as drug stores, grocery stores, and health clinics. People who are allergic to latex can also use condoms made of animal tissue for birth control, but animal tissue condoms do not offer the best protection against sexually transmitted infections.

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