Female Condom

Female Condom

The female condom is a soft and loose sheath made of nitrile with two soft rings on both sides of the sheath. It is inserted in the vagina before the sexual act and serves to retain all the sperm, preventing it to enter the vagina.

How does it work?

The female condom is a contraceptive method acting as a barrier, preventing sperm to reach the vagina.

The opened side of the condom is to remain on the outside of the vagina whereas the smaller closed side will be inserted in the vagina in order to keep the device in place.

The inside wall of the sheath is covered with a silicone-based lubricant.

The female condom can be placed in the vagina up to 8h before having sex.

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  • Failure rate by actual use: 210 women over 1000 in the course of first year usage
  • Failure rate by theoretical use: 50 women over 1000 in the course of first year usage
  • Protects against pregnancy and STIs
  • Users have control and enjoy the autonomy of placing the condom
  • Can be used by women allergic to latex
  • Can be used with oil-based lubricants
  • Male partners may feel more comfortable and less deranged by the female condom than the male condom
  • Both rings on the female condom can increase sexual stimulation
  • Accessible over-the-counter in any pharmacies
  • Failure rate higher than all the other contraceptive methods
  • Increases the risk or irritation or abrasion of the vagina and cervix, increasing the risks of HIV transmission
  • Some users can have difficulty inserting the female condom correctly
  • Does not protect against STIs