Latex superior to nonlatex condoms when it comes to preventing pregnancy


Nonlatex condoms break during intercourse or withdrawal two to five times more often than their latex counterparts, according to a recent analysis of 10 randomized controlled trials comparing three nonlatex and seven latex brands.

About 5% of all condoms sold in the US are made of nonlatex materials. Their advantages for those with latex allergy are obvious. Other advantages include that they can be used safely with oil-based lubricants and can withstand a broader range of storage conditions. Many users report that they have a less noticeable odor than latex varieties, that they have a less constricting fit, and that they are better at conducting body heat. In fact, substantial proportions of participants in the studies reviewed reported preferring nonlatex varieties.

Gallo MF, Grimes DA, Schulz KF. Nonlatex vs. latex male condoms for contraception: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Contraception. 2003;68:319-326.

Related Videos
Exploring the intersection of heart health and women's health | Image Credit:
Unlocking the benefits of DHEA | Image Credit:
Unlocking the power of oxytocin | Image credit:
Revolutionizing menopause management: A deep dive into fezolinetant | Image Credit:
Deciding the best treatment for uterine fibroids | Image Credit:
Clinical pearls of pediatric dermatology | Image Credit:
Approaching inflammatory vulvovaginal diseases | Image Credit:
Related Content
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.