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Female Condoms

Female Condoms
September 15, 2010 Kim Goldman

  • The female condom, or vaginal pouch, is a loose fitting rubbery sheath with two built in rings.
  • The outer ring at the open end of the sheath fits around the outside of the woman’s labia, anchoring the condom for intercourse.
  • The other ring is near the closed-end of the sheath and is placed to fit over the cervix.
  • The female condom comes pre-lubricated and does not need precise fitting or placement.
  • The device holds sperm like a condom, and is thrown away after a single use. For best results, it should be used with a spermicide.

Facts about Female Condoms

  • It can be bought in most drug stores and does not require a doctor’s prescription.
  • It can be inserted long before having sex.
  • The female condom is effective in preventing sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy.
  • It may be clumsy to handle at first.
  • Female condoms are expensive but are available at some clinics at no charge.
  • The female condom is good for one-time use only!

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