What are the differences between the FC1 and FC2 female condom?

2019-03-30T23:13:26+00:00

Only two female condoms — the FC1 female condom and its replacement, the FC2 female condom — have Food and Drug Administration approval in the U.S. The FC1 female condom, which is made of plastic (polyurethane), is no longer being produced. The FC2 female condom is made of synthetic latex — safe for those with [...]

What are the differences between the FC1 and FC2 female condom?2019-03-30T23:13:26+00:00

What are the benefits of the female condom?

2019-03-30T23:12:41+00:00

The female condom helps prevent pregnancy. Among various benefits, the female condom: Is immediately effective Offers protection from sexually transmitted infections Is available without a prescription or special fitting Can be inserted up to eight hours before sex Rarely causes allergic reactions and has minimal risk of side effects Doesn't require a partner's cooperation or [...]

What are the benefits of the female condom?2019-03-30T23:12:41+00:00

How should I know if the female condom is not for me?

2019-03-30T23:11:31+00:00

The female condom isn't appropriate for everyone, however. You may want to consider another type of birth control if you: Are allergic to polyurethane or synthetic latex Are at high risk of pregnancy — you're younger than age 30, you have sex three or more times a week, you've had previous contraceptive failure with vaginal [...]

How should I know if the female condom is not for me?2019-03-30T23:11:31+00:00

What are the risks of using a female condom?

2019-03-30T23:10:19+00:00

Up to 21 out of 100 women will become pregnant in a year of typical use of female condoms — possibly because they don't use condoms every time they have sex. The female condom has a higher failure rate than the male condom. Condom failure means it's possible to contract sexually transmitted infections or become [...]

What are the risks of using a female condom?2019-03-30T23:10:19+00:00

How do you prepare when using a female condom?

2019-03-30T23:09:51+00:00

Before using a female condom, read the instructions carefully. If the condom is past its expiration date or you notice any signs of damage — such as small tears or holes — discard the condom and choose another. Practice inserting the female condom before the first time you use it for sex. In addition, pay [...]

How do you prepare when using a female condom?2019-03-30T23:09:51+00:00

How do you use the female condom?

2019-03-30T23:09:19+00:00

To use the female condom: Open the package carefully. Don't use your teeth or fingernails, which could tear the condom. Consider using additional lubrication. You can apply additional water-based or oil-based lubricant to the condom to make it easier to insert and to minimize noise during sex. Insert the female condom. Squeeze the ring at the closed [...]

How do you use the female condom?2019-03-30T23:09:19+00:00

What is a female condom?

2019-03-30T23:07:35+00:00

The female condom is a birth control (contraceptive) device that acts as a barrier to keep sperm from entering the uterus. It protects against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The female condom is a soft, loose fitting pouch with a ring on each end. Currently the only female condom available in the U.S. is [...]

What is a female condom?2019-03-30T23:07:35+00:00

How should I dispose of the female condom after sex?

2019-03-30T23:05:03+00:00

FC2 should be disposed in the trash bin; not down the toilet. FC2 does not have to be removed immediately after a man ejaculates, unlike the male condom, but should be removed prior to standing to avoid the contents from spilling out. Twist the outer ring to seal the condom to prevent the contents from [...]

How should I dispose of the female condom after sex?2019-03-30T23:05:03+00:00

Should you use a male and female condom at the same time?

2019-03-30T23:03:56+00:00

No, you should not use a female condom and male condom at the same time. The male and female condoms should not be used at the same time because friction can break them, make them stick together, or make one or the other slip out of place during intercourse.

Should you use a male and female condom at the same time?2019-03-30T23:03:56+00:00