Medical Eligibility Criteria for Male Condoms

All men and women can safely use male condoms except those with:

  • Severe allergic reaction to latex rubber

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 man’s or woman’s condition and situation may decide that he or she can use latex condoms.

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

For more information on latex allergy, see Mild irritation in or around the vagina or penis or mild allergic reaction to condom; Severe allergic reaction to condom; and Question 11.