The female condom is one of the barrier methods of contraception and is to be worn inside your vagina. It prevents pregnancy by preventing the entry of sperm into your womb in order to avoid fertilization of the egg.
This contraceptive device has to be inserted into your vagina before sexual intercourse. Ensure that the penis of your partner does not come in contact with your genital area before it is fitted. This is because it is possible for semen to be released from a man’s penis even before he has attained orgasm.
Condoms are the only known form of contraception that can proffer protection against both pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
Most female condoms are usually lubricated prior to packaging to make its use smoother and easier, but you can also make use of extra lubricants (lube).
Make sure you check the packs while buying, to ensure that the lubricant out is suitable for you.
The condom is made to serve as a barrier to the sperm, but sometimes the sperm may get through. This can happen if.
If you suspect that semen may have gotten into your vagina by any means, you may need to make use of emergency contraception immediately. This can be used even up to 5 days after you have had unprotected sex.
You might also need to conduct an STI test and this can be performed at:
You can always get access to female condoms at no cost; regardless of your age (even under 16). You can get from:
You can locate a sexual health clinic closet to you here.
Female condoms are not always easily accessible in all contraception and sexual health clinic, therefore you will need to make enquires first.
However, you can purchase female condoms from:
Ensure that whatever brands of female condom you by has the European CE mark or the British BSI kitemark as this indicates that the condom has been thoroughly tested and is completely safe for use.