What it is
The female condom is made from soft polyurethane and is put inside
the vagina. It is held in place by a ring at either end.
How it works
The female condom lines the vagina and stops sperm getting into
it. There will be instructions with the packet which should be read
carefully before using female condoms for the first time.
Protects against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well
No side effects.
Only need to use it when you have sex.
Putting it in can interrupt sex.
Can slip if not used properly.
Not always available at family planning clinics and expensive to
How effective is it?
If it is used properly the female condom is 95% effective, which
means that 5 in every 100 women who use female condoms will get
pregnant each year.
What makes it less effective?
If it slips or gets pushed out of place.
If it is not put in properly.
Can anyone use this method?
Female condoms are suitable for most women. As they are made from
polyurethane, they do not usually cause allergies.
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