Today, condoms are the only contraceptive that, in addition to controlling pregnancy, is also a means of protecting against many sexually transmitted infections. Despite this, there are several factors that can reduce the effectiveness of condoms. These include oil-based lubricants and anti-stomatitis creams. They can damage latex or polyisoprene condoms or break the condom.
You should work with your local gynecologist who will help you to choose the contraception and the most suitable method for you. In addition, in order to get free condoms or low-dose oral contraceptives, you should contact your local gynecologist at the reproductive health center in your place of residence.