, WHAT IS IT?
Before we go further describing female condom, let us use this very opportunity to explain what condom is in general sense. Condom commonly known as prophylactic, rubber or most times sheath is a narrow rubber or latex bag that a man or probably a woman wears while having sex with the sole aim of protecting against unwanted pregnancy and diseases. They provide great protection from both pregnancy and STDs but one has to bear in mind that condom is not a complete safeguard, although they are easy to use and easy to get.
FUNCTIONS OF CONDOM
Condoms stop sperm from getting into the vagina, preventing sperm from meeting up with an egg and cause pregnancy. Condoms also prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) by covering the penis, which prevents contact with semen and vaginal fluids, and limits skin-to-skin contact that can spread sexually transmitted infections.
Female condoms are made from soft, thin synthetic latex or latex. They are worn inside the vagina to prevent semen getting to the womb.
FACTS ABOUT FEMALE CONDOM
If used correctly, female condoms are 95% effective.
They protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections commonly known as STIs.
A female condom needs to be placed inside the vagina before any contact with the penis.
A female condom can get pushed inside the vagina during sex but you can easily remove it yourself if this happens.
Female condoms may not be suitable for women who are not comfortable touching their genital area.
Female condoms should not be washed and reused.
WHO CAN USE FEMALE CONDOMS?
Most people can safely use female condoms. You can also use them immediately after having a baby, miscarriage or abortion. Like we earlier said, they may not be suitable for women who do not feel comfortable touching their genital area.
BENEFITS OF FEMALE CONDOMS
They help to protect both partners from STIs, including HIV.
When used correctly, they are a reliable method of preventing pregnancy.
It’s a form of contraception you only need to use when you have sex.
There are no serious side effects associated with it.
Some couples find that putting in a condom interrupts sex.
Female condoms are very strong, but they may split or tear if not used properly.
They are not as widely available as male condoms and can be more expensive when seen.
There is a chance that sperm can sometimes get into the vagina during sex, even when using a female condom.