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a good alternative to latex condoms?

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My wife's vagina turns red n she experiences pain and burning sensation after sex,Our method of protection is condom.According to what i have searched on internet she might be allergic to latex condoms,what could be the other reason behind this?and what is the other alternative that we have for birth control?how safe are birth control pills and which ones would u recommend?i have also heard about skin condoms which can be a good alternative to latex condoms but they are not easily available..plz help

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replied April 15th, 2011
Birth Control Answer A21980
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The symptoms of your partner do suggest possibility of allergy to latex. There are other alternative birth control measures apart from latex condoms. You can have detailed discussion with a gynecologist about various forms of contraceptive measures. Birth control pills and hormonal devices usually work in preventing pregnancy effectively. They should be started however after adequate evaluation to prevent complications. Visit a gynecologist to see which birth control measure would suit your partner and get her started on it.
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