The female condom is a soft, disposable, polyurethane sheath that is placed inside the vagina before sex. It is the only female-controlled barrier method that helps prevent both pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
How does it work?
It is placed inside a woman's vagina before sex
The condom lines the vagina completely, preventing direct contact between the penis and the vagina and the exchange of body fluids
Sperm are trapped in the condom which is removed and thrown away after sex
A new condom must be used every time you have sex
A female condom should never be used with a male condom
How effective is it?
The female condom is 79 - 95% effective. Effectiveness increases with use of a spermicide.