Condoms are one of the greatest inventions of mankind, it prevents you from contracting STDs and unwanted pregnancies. Condoms have helped in reducing the rate of infected patients and unwanted pregnancies. However, irrespective of all these facts they still have negative effects on mankind.
In this article, we will be looking at 4 side effects of condoms you never knew.
1. Risk of pregnancy
Condoms are mostly used to prevent unwanted pregnancies. When used properly condoms can guarantee about 98% insurance but if used improperly 15 out of 100 women can get pregnant. So if you are using a condom make sure you use a fresh piece and use it properly. Expired condoms become fragile and could break during intercourse.
2. Latex allergy
Many condoms are made of latex, the liquid that is obtained from rubber trees. According to research, some people experience an allergic reaction to the protein in the rubber. However, this is very unusual. Some symptoms of latex allergy are; sneezing, runny nose, hives, wheezing, swelling, dizziness, and light-headedness.
3. Risk to partner’s health
Two doctors from Dallas, Texas made research that the male condom can cause cancer in the woman. Research has linked talc to ovarian cancer and fibrosis on fallopian tubes, thus making the woman infertile.
4. Acquiring other STDs
Condoms are very effective against HIV and reduce the risk of other infections, such as syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, etc. However, they cannot protect you again diseases that affect the outer layers of the skin such as scabies and molluscum contagiosum.