The female condom is a barrier method of contraception, which is not very widely used. It is made of thin plastic and is worn inside the vagina during sex.
What is in the Female condom?
Female condoms (sometimes referred to as a Femidom) are soft thin plastic pouches that are made of a thin,
strong plastic called polyurethane,
or a substance called nitrile.
Alternative to Female condom
Protects against STIs
During or before sex
79% - 95%
Blood clot risk
Effect on fertility
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How Female condom works:
How to use Female condom:
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This information is reviewed by our medical team.
NHS website. Female condoms - Your contraception guide