98% effective with careful and consistent use
A female condom is a barrier method that a woman can use to help prevent pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.
How it Works
A thin polyurethane sheath, with two rings. It lines the vagina and the area outside and prevents sperm from entering the woman's vagina during sex.
- Can be put in before sex
- Can be used with water or oil based lubricants
- Does not require a prescription
- Condoms can be used with other methods of contraception to practice safer sex and to prevent unplanned pregnancy and STIs. This is referred to as ‘Double Dutch’.
- When used correctly the female condom helps to protect both partners from sexually transmitted infections including HIV
- No medical side effects
- Insertion takes practice
- May slip during sex
- Can be pushed aside