The purpose of using condoms are mainly two: to prevent pregnancy and to reduce transmission of sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms are sheaths that are worn by males during sexual act. It can be made of latex or natural skin. Condoms are cheap, easily available, convenient to use and also have numerous benefits. But there are few negative side effects too.
1. Latex allergy.
Many Condoms are made from rubber latex,which comes from rubber tree fluids. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology notes that some people experience an allergic response to the protein in the rubber. Symptoms can vary in presentation and severity, ranging from sneezing, runny nose, hives, itching or flushing. More severe symptoms are wheezing, swelling, dizziness, light headedness. In certain instance, can evoke life threatening condition like anaphylaxis.
2. Risk to partner’s health.
Two doctors from Dallas and Texas claim that the male condom can cause cancer in women. The culprit they claim, is the talc, a dry lubricant used on surface of condoms. Studies have linked talc to ovarian cancer and to fibrosis on fallopian tubes, thus making woman infertile.