Hi, I'm very new around here, but when I saw your post I wanted to respond. I'm no doctor, but I can tell you that went I went off birth control to get pregnant, my yeast symptoms seemed to disappear. I had no yeast infections at all during those months. I really do think birth control contributes to candida. unfortunately, I am back on birth control and suffer yet again from candida. I have several friends that use condoms effectively and two that chart their temperatures each month. The best protection is really going to be your preference. Hope this helps.