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What Are The Side Effects Of Condoms? - Agriculture
Answered: What Are The Side Effects Of Condoms? 7:07am on March 7
Fadeyi Oluwaseun
Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomosho
B.tech Marketing Management
200Level, Nigeria.

1. Latex Might Trigger An Allergic Reaction

As per the health authorities, male and female condoms do not have any side effects whatsoever, apart from the allergic reactions in a few. Also, female condoms have a lesser chance of resulting in an allergy as compared to the male condoms.

Most male and female condoms are made of a material called latex. And, if latex does not suit you, you can always opt for alternatives like condoms made from polyurethane or even lambskin. Lately, many female condoms made from nitrile or polyurethane have come in the market.

Since allergies caused by latex can be quite serious, it is essential to detect it on time. Within a matter of minutes of coming in contact with a latex condom, you can typically see certain symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction. You can look out for signs like skin itchiness and irritation, swelling and rashes on the skin, and breathlessness. You should see a medical assistance in such a scenario.

And, if you face severe breathlessness and the blood pressure also drops, it is a sign of anaphylaxis. This is a serious allergic reaction and needs immediate medical attention.

2. Spermicide Causes Burning, Itching, And Redness

If you plan to use a spermicide to prevent an unwanted pregnancy, make sure you check its chemical contents first. Don’t buy a spermicide that contains chemicals you’re sensitive to. More often than not, the side effects happen because of the spermicide and not the condom itself.

So, how do you know who’s to be blamed? If you have an allergic reaction but are not sensitive to latex or you’re using a condom made from alternatives, then spermicide is the culprit. The most common symptom that you can look out for is a burning sensation as soon as the skin comes in contact with the spermicide. You can also look out for signs like redness and itching, among others.

If the condom has been lubricated with a spermicide called nonoxynol-9, the yeast infection can be a side effect for the women. Though many believe that nonoxynol-9 can help kill the HIV, it has not been proved yet. So, for now, it’s better to switch to an alternative that doesn’t contain this chemical.

3. Incorrect Usage Can Lead To Unwanted Pregnancy

Obviously, one of the major side effects of the wrong usage of a condom is an unexpected pregnancy. Thus, it becomes essential to understand how to wear a condom properly. Also, it is equally important to understand how to withdraw and dispose of it off.

It might seem obvi, but an incorrect usage can lead to a failure rate of a staggering 14-15 percent. And, if used correctly, this risk rate drops down to 5 percent. The wrong usage of a female condom can lead to a failure rate as much as 21 percent. But, if everything is done correctly, there are fewer chances of a female condom breaking as compared to a male one. Thus, it is advisable to go through the instructions carefully before using a condom. Remember, whether it is a male or a female condom, it is for one-time use only.

Reference: https://ngstudentforum.com.ng/p/244977/what-are-the-side-effects-of-condoms-18

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Nnamdi Azikiwe
100Level, Nigeria.
It can also cause some infections in the body and how are the infections cause

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Ibrahim Habib Opeyemi
Adeyemi college of education
Social studies
100Level, Nigeria.
It could lead to unwanted diseases and could affect the body

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