Female condoms are made from soft, thin synthetic latex or latex. They’re worn inside the vagina to prevent semen getting to the womb.
Female condoms are a barrier method of contraception worn inside the vagina. They prevent pregnancy by stopping sperm meeting an egg.
A female condom can be put into the vagina before sex, but make sure the penis does not come into contact with the vagina before the condom has been put in.
Semen can still come out of the penis even before a man has had an orgasm (fully ejaculated).
When used correctly, condoms are the only method of contraception that protects against both pregnancy and STIs.
- If used correctly, female condoms are 95% effective.
- They protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
- A female condom needs to be placed inside the vagina before there’s any contact with the penis.
- Always buy condoms that have the CE mark or the BSI Kitemark on the packet. This means they have been tested to high safety standards.
- A female condom can get pushed inside the vagina during sex, but it’s easy to remove them 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 reused. Open a new one each time you have sex.