Medical Eligibility Criteria for Female Condoms

All women and men can use female condoms, except those with severe allergic reaction to latex should not use latex female condoms.

In special circumstances, such as high risk of STIs or HIV, if non-latex condoms are not available, a qualified provider who can carefully assess the woman’s or man’s condition and situation may decide that she or he can use latex condoms.

Condoms made from materials other than latex do not cause allergic reactions.

For information on managing clients with latex allergy, see Male Condoms, section on Managing Any Problems, “Mild irritation in or around the vagina and penis or mild allergic reaction to condom”; and “Severe allergic reaction to condom”.)