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is the FEMALE CONDOM the right methid for you?

Basics about the FEMALE CONDOM

  • Soft and thin, and covers the inside of a women's vagina
  • It is put in the woman's vagina like a diaphragm.
  • Sperm are kept outside the female condom and can't get to the women's egg.
  • The female condom works only if you use a new one every time you have sex.
  • Female condoms can help PREVENT AIDS and other STIs/STDs.

Couples might LIKE the FEMALE CONDOM because:

  • The woman can use it to protect herself from AIDS and other STIs/STDs.
  • It can be put in before having sex.
  • It can be bought in a drugstore.

Couples might DISLIKE the FEMALE CONDOM because:

  • The female condom can be hard to handle at first
  • Some people don't like the outer ring that hangs outside the vagina

How well does the FEMALE CONDOM work?

21 out of 100 women using the FEMALE CONDOM become pregnant

How does the FEMALE CONDOM compare with the effectiveness of other forms of birth control?

Women out of 100 that got pregnant using the methods below

Abstinence No women
Depo Provera Shots 1 out of 100
Sterilization 1 out of 100
Contraceptive Patch 1 out of 100
IUD 2 out of 100
Vaginal Ring 2 out of 100
The Pill 3 out of 100
Male Condom 12 out of 100
Spermicide 16-21 out of 100
Diaphragm 18 out of 100
NFP/FAM 20 out of 100
Female Condom 21 out of 100
No Method 85 out of 100
Department of Public Health
Family Planning
3900 Sherman Way - Suite J - Riverside, CA 92503
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